Secondary Science Education

Program Overview

Why Study Secondary Science Education at TFC?

The Secondary Science Education major equips future servant leaders with knowledge of the diverse learners and content they will teach, skills in planning instruction, assessing, and managing, as well as character reflecting appropriate interaction with the school community, life-long learning, and a calling as a Christian servant leader with a Biblical worldview for kingdom service. The Professional Teaching Objectives for this major are based on the InTASC standards. The Secondary Science Education program, offering primary specialty fields in biology and chemistry, leads to certification in grades 6 through 12.

Teacher Education majors in their senior year have the opportunity to complete a one-year, paid student teaching internship with Stephens County School District. In this program, students are the teacher of record and have their own class/set of students. Because we believe secondary education teaching is a calling, the Teacher Education Department seeks to cultivate a uniquely Christian learning community through coursework with in-field experiences, a yearlong clinical practice, and faculty support of candidates in their pursuit of truth with godly character for service in public, private and international schools teaching at the secondary level.

Toccoa Falls College Bible & Theology working together
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (TESOL)
  • Physical Education Coaching
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Bible & Theology

Teacher Education

“TFC has an amazing reputation in our community; these teachers are known for their quality, and that comes from the base that we provide at TFC with the curriculum and the support that we give our students.”

Dr. Lisa Glover
Chair, Teacher Education Department

Degree Layout

Secondary Science Education Courses

The Secondary Education major is a 127 hour program that includes 51 hours of general education courses (including 15 hours of Bible & Theology), 9 hours of open electives, and 69 hours in Education-specific courses (15 of which are dedicated to primary specialized science field and 20 dedicated to two other science fields).

Featured Courses:

  • Philosophy of Classroom Management
  • Genetics
  • Foundations & Trends in Education
  • Clinical Practice
Emily Kerr


There really is no place like home. As a Teacher Education major at TFC, I found my home away from home. The incredible professors always went above and beyond, pouring into every student. While the program was most definitely rigorous, it never felt impossible or discouraging because of the amazingly supportive community found in the Teacher Education department. Not only did I learn how to manage a classroom and lead students, I also learned how to be the light and represent Christ both inside and outside of the classroom. It was that lens that made all of the difference! Even now, ten years later, I still utilize the skills and confidence gained during my time at Toccoa Falls College and will always strive to be a ‘lifelong learner.
Emily Kerr, Class of 2011
Career Options

What can you do with a Secondary Science Education degree?

When you earn a Secondary Science Education degree, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs, such as:

Middle or High School Teacher

Naturally, many secondary science education graduates go on to teach science at middle or high schools. Students will be prepared to teach at public, private or international schools.

School Administration/Coach

While further education may be required, some secondary science students aspire to become a school administrator, seeking roles as a principal or headmaster. Many students that pursue secondary science degrees have an interest in becoming a coach. Gaining certification as a teacher will provide graduates many opportunities for coaching at the high school level.

Private Tutor

As secondary science education graduates, students will be prepared to enter the growing field of private tutoring. A science tutor can help student learn and understand new concepts, specifically centered on biology, chemistry and physics.

Meet the Professors


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