Secondary Education Degree Information

Begin Your Clinical Experiences Sophomore Year 

Choose a secondary certification program in English Language Arts (5-8 or 5-12), Life Sciences (7-12), or Social Studies (5-8 or 5-12) to pursue as part of a double major. Work closely with your advisor to choose coursework that aligns with your goals and prepares you for Beginning Educator Certification. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, you will be recommended for beginning educator certification in New Hampshire. Guidance will be provided if you wish to seek reciprocity with another state. Being close to the Massachusetts state line allows us to offer a variety of classroom experiences in terms of things like size, location, and socioeconomic status.

You also have the opportunity to continue into the Master of Education program at Franklin Pierce.

A major is offered.

Education Club

This club focuses on providing you with tools and experiences that will enhance the skillset needed for all levels of education. It also offers a variety of community service and test preparation opportunities.

Pi Lambda Theta

If you meet the requirements for induction, you have the opportunity to join this national education honors society. Membership affords you many benefits, including job networking, scholarship money, workshop support, and a gold cord to wear at graduation to stand out from the crowd.

  • Ashley Pietrowski '15

    "The coursework at Franklin Pierce gave me a basic understanding of working in education, but it was the hands-on student teaching experience that helped me master technical skills needed to manage a classroom and teach. The professors, small classes, and close-knit community all prepared me to reach my potential in life, and my career."

    Ashley Pietrowski '15

    Applied Academics Resource Teacher, West Springfield Middle School 

Sample Career Opportunities
Franklin Pierce graduates have gone on to enjoy careers and internships with such companies as:
  • Department of Education
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Easter Seals Disability Services
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • New England Center for Children
Student Teaching Sites
  • Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District
  • Keene School District
  • Mascenic Regional School District
  • Gardner School District
  • Winchendon Public School District
  • Ashburnham-Westminister Regional School District



Our dedicated faculty are at the heart of providing academic instruction and a Pierce education. Learn more about our knowledgeable faculty and their areas of study.

Education Faculty Bios

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Want to Know More?

Download the Secondary Education Program SheetDownload an Secondary Education program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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