High School Teaching



Think about the best teacher you've ever had. What stands out? A great sense of humor? The ability to guide you through a tough math lesson or stay calm in the midst of chaos? An attitude of concern for each and every student? Many high school educators went into teaching because of a teacher they loved. Do you have such a teacher, one who inspires you to walk in his or her footsteps?

If you choose this major, your studies will cover everything from classroom management to teaching methods to specific subjects, such as history. You’ll also learn how to meet the needs of students who learn in different ways.

Leaders Who Majored in High School Teaching

Edward Leach

Executive Director,

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)

Allen Lee

Senior Public Programs & Education Manager ,

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Beau Boice

Market Impact Consultant,

Strada Education Network

Andrea Giordano-Rink

High School Teacher,

Sweetwater Union High School District