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Health Education prepares you Health Education prepares you to become a health educator within secondary school systems. Courses in nutrition, biology, human sexuality, drug education, health issues and diseases, and typical student health problems help prepare you to teach health courses and to initiate health programs with school systems. The curriculum in health seeks to enhance your knowledge in the health services, health in the environment and health instruction in the public schools. The curriculum blends basic health information with the application of this knowledge to the community/classroom environment. A degree in this field typically leads students to a secondary health education teaching position in the public schools.
As a Secondary Health Education major you are placed into schools for a series of field experiences including Introduction to Education (40 hours); Practicum (7 hours); Culturally Diverse Practicum (25 hours involving 3 consecutive full days in a classroom), and a twelve-week student teaching field experience completed in a location that works well for the student and university. Student teaching is the culminating experience of the program and the opportunity for students to apply all they have learned regarding their classroom preparation and field experience opportunities.
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You are typically admitted into Teacher Education during your sophomore year or beginning of your junior year of college. Criteria for Admission to Teacher Education can be found at the following website:

  • Program Contact

    For specific questions about the content of the courses or the nature of the program.
    Diane Burr
    Professor/Department Chair
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  • Enrollment Services Representative

    For all general questions, especially for students new to VCSU.
    Jessica ODay
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