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Basic Certificates in Secondary Education

25 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in secondary teaching. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 20% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Secondary Teaching Majors

In 2018-2019, 25 earned their basic certificate in secondary teaching. This makes it the 21st most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in secondary teaching at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 4,951
Bachelor’s Degree 3,393
Associate’s Degree 605
Undergraduate Certificate 301
Graduate Certificate 296
Basic Certificate 25
Doctor’s Degree 14

Earnings of Secondary Teaching Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for secondary teaching majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in secondary teaching. About 72.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 7
Women 18
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Secondary Teaching

The racial-ethnic distribution of secondary teaching basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 18
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 5
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Secondary Teaching Basic Certificate Students

There are 7 colleges that offer a basic certificate in secondary teaching. Learn more about the most popular 7 below:


San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico
21 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for secondary teaching students seekinga basic certificate is San Juan College. Roughly 6,700 attend the school each year. The secondary teaching program at San Juan College awarded 21 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Louisiana State University - Alexandria comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in secondary teaching. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their basic certificate in secondary teaching from Louisiana State University - Alexandria.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to secondary teaching that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Early Childhood Education 5,329
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 304
Elementary Education 147
Teacher Education 66
Teacher Development & Methodology 34


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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