Secondary Education Major Program

Distinctive Program Features

  • Graduates are licensed to teach High School
  • Students work in both middle school and high school classrooms over three semesters during their academic program for a total of approximately 777 hours of actual classroom experience in diverse settings.
  • NCATEStudents graduate with two majors, one in Secondary Education and one in their teaching area (Biology, English, History, and Mathematics).
  • Students have two academic advisors to assist them in completing their programs and planning their careers.

 

Secondary Education Licensure (9-12)

Students seeking secondary education certification must major in one of the following areas of study. Please see the major area of study for specific requirements and regulations.

 

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Master of Education with Professional Educator Licensure
Secondary Endorsement, 4+1 Concentration

The 4+1 concentration is available to USF undergraduates (native or transfer) majoring in Biology, English, Mathematics, or History/Social Science. The concentration will enable secondary education majors to complete a Bachelor’s degree in 4 years, while simultaneously taking courses towards the Illinois State Secondary Education License.

Education foundations courses would be taken at the undergraduate level, while Pre-internship courses would be taken at the graduate level. Scholars would complete the licensure requirements during the 5th year.

In addition, education coursework is structured to enable candidates to complete a Master of Education Degree by completing one additional course after Year 5. The chart below illustrates the general progression; individual course plans may vary.