Hybrid Secondary Education graduate programs help prepare people who want to teach students in grades 7-12. This may be a good option for you if you are seeking initial teacher licensure. A hybrid secondary education degree may be a good to offer you the added flexibility of a low-residency program with the networking and social interaction advantages of a local campus degree.
The average hybrid secondary education degree will feature general coursework to prepare you for teaching students in middle or high school and subject specific courses to allow you to specialize in the subject you wish to teach. Examples of subject specializations may include Biology, English, Foreign Languages, History, Mathematics, General Science, or Social Studies. Be sure to find a secondary education blended program that offers the subject you are most interested in.
Different states require different certifications to teach at the secondary education level. This is one of the advantages of a local hybrid secondary education graduate program – it will likely provide you with the relevant state certifications and have relationships with local schools to gain needed teaching experience. If you are looking to deepen your teaching knowledge and skills and don’t need the certification, some graduate schools of education offer non-licensure options.