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B.A. in Secondary
Education (7-12)

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Secondary Education (7-12)

The best teachers inspire their students to approach the world in new and innovative ways. Through Cornerstone University’s secondary education program, you are empowered to be that teacher. By combining academically rigorous course work in your area of concentration with a liberal arts education, you’ll be equipped to enter your classroom with the tools to help your students succeed.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts


  • On Campus


  • Grand Rapids

Be a leader
for future generations

The secondary education major at Cornerstone is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), so you will graduate confident in your future. Choose from a variety of concentrations, from English to mathematics, and bring your passion for teaching to life. Graduates from the secondary education program go on to inspire classes year after year. Our program will prepare you for fulfilling work as a teacher, no matter where you teach. You will be empowered with experience, knowledge and spiritual discipline to become a leader in education.


Graduates from our secondary education program find themselves in teaching roles at a variety of schools and education settings. You will graduate with the resources you need to pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).


As a secondary education student, you will have the opportunity to student teach during your time at Cornerstone. With the guidance of Cornerstone’s teaching faculty, you will be connected with an area school where you can continue your training as a teacher.


  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Northview Public Schools
  • Jenison Public Schools
  • The Potter's House
  • NorthPointe Christian
  • Grand Rapids Christian
  • National Heritage Academy


Of our 2019 teacher education graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.


Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Program Features

The secondary education program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Majors in Secondary Education

From caring professors to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

Select a sample four-year degree plan to see a list of the classes you’ll take as a student with a major in secondary education. Guides represent the 2020-21 academic year.

Biology Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

English Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Integrated Comprehensive Science Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Integrated Science Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Mathematics Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Social Studies Group Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Spanish Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Available Minors

Select from the list below to learn about potential minors you can add to your secondary education degree. Guides represent the 2020-21 academic year.

Spanish Minor Details

TESOL Minor Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

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The Teacher Education Division is supportive, encouraging and motivating. They push everyone to their highest potential, surpassing the limits in the most positive way possible.

Daeja Terhune (B.A. ’22)


CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

Related Programs

The Teacher Education Division at Cornerstone University prepares future teachers to empower their students. Take a look at some of the other programs available in this division.

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