Secondary Education

Instructor teaching students

Wanting to become a Secondary Education teacher? DSCC can help you get started.

About this Program

This program is in the Division of Arts and Sciences.

Check your progress

As a current student, you can track your progress towards completion using DSCC's Degree Planning System (DegreeWorks).


The SECONDARY EDUCATION emphasis (Tennessee Transfer Pathway) will help students prepare to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their bachelor's degree.

Degree plan requirements for the Secondary Education emphasis by catalog year:
2021-2022, 2020-2021, 2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2017-2018

Typical jobs: Teacher in a secondary public or private school after obtaining a bachelor's degree.

During the sophomore year, students planning to teach should meet the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators or ACT testing requirements for their transfer institution. For information about registering for the PRAXIS I examination, test center locations, and cost, visit the PRAXIS Core Test Site.