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120 Credit Hours
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3 Areas of Emphasis
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Campus or Online*
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Midway University’s Secondary Education program offers three areas of emphasis for students to choose from – Biology, English, and Mathematics.

While core curriculum develops your general knowledge in the areas of critical thinking, literacy, mathematics, natural sciences, art and humanities, and the social sciences, elective coursework explores your specific field.

Upon completion of this secondary teacher education program, you will be ready to seek certification to be a teacher in Kentucky. Students wishing to seek certification in other states should contact that state’s teacher certification granting agency for information on specific requirements.

Once students have met admissions requirements and are accepted into Midway University, they will need to apply for acceptance into the Teacher Education program.

*This program is offered on-campus and online with the exception of the Biology area of emphasis, which can only be completed on-campus.

Areas of Study

There are three areas of emphasis for students in Secondary Education. Students may also choose the Learning Behavior Disorders Add-on.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021 to 2031. The median annual wage for middle school teachers was $61,820 in May 2021.

State Licensure Requirements

Midway University makes every effort to ensure state licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change.

If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Kentucky, you should contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.


Frequently Asked Questions

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We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email

Let your Admissions Counselor know if you are interested in pursuing Option 9 though one of our school district partnership agreements.

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid page for more details.

An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

Depending on your student type, there are different steps needed to get you ready to begin classes. Visit our Next Steps page to find your path, or contact admissions at

Traditional students may declare a major that is only offered online following the guidelines of the online major policy in the academic catalog.

Yes, Midway University currently has Option 9 agreements in place with five school districts – Harrison County Schools, Henry County Schools, Pulaski  County Schools, Spencer County Schools and Trimble County Schools. Students interested should speak with their Admissions Counselor or Dr. Faye Deters for specific details.

What Our Students Say

"Midway is a University that deeply wants to see their students be successful. From the moment someone at Midway answered the phone, they were helpful.  From my advisor to my professors and the financial department, they were so helpful with all of my questions and supported me throughout this journey."

Trisha Dice, Education: Elementary/ Middle Language Arts Online

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Small Classes

Our average class size is 17 students allowing more interaction with faculty.

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Annually 99% of our traditional undergraduates receive institutional aid.

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Personalized Attention

Our student to faculty ratio is 15 students to 1 faculty member.

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Featured Faculty
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Faye Deters
Professor of Teacher Education
Chair of Department of Education