Morris secondary education students develop:
- breadth of knowledge through liberal arts general studies;
- depth of knowledge through content area studies;
- professional expertise through professional program components;
- knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for teaching;
- decision-making skills that focus on student learning through coursework and clinical experiences; and
- skill and confidence in lesson preparation, teaching, and assessment through numerous clinical experience.
Opportunities after graduation
Morris secondary education students typically receive a full major in their content area(s) and often become classroom teachers. However, classroom teaching is not the only path available. Morris graduates work in mobile environmental education centers, lead classes and tours for national and state parks, develop curriculum, work in educational publishing, coordinate community service programs and community-based educational experiences, work with education consortiums, and attend graduate school for curriculum and instruction, educational policy, or other areas.