EDUCATION WITH SECONDARY LICENSURE

68+ credit hours

WHY STUDY EDUCATION WITH
SECONDARY LICENSURE AT TIU?

Knowledge of teaching methods is useless without the opportunity to put it into action. During your time here at Trinity, you will have the chance to engage in classroom observation, lesson planning, and student teaching at local middle and high schools.

We offer 8 possible degrees in Education with Secondary Licensure. The following required courses are the general education courses required by each degree. Additional courses are specific to the subject area you choose.

  1. Biology with Secondary Education Licensure (grades 9-12, or 6-12)
  2. Middle grades science education (grades 5-8 only)
  3. English with Secondary Education Licensure (grades 9-12, or 6-12)
  4. Middle grades English education  (grades 5-8 only)
  5. History/Social Science with Secondary Education Licensure (grades 9-12, or 6-12)
  6. Middle grades social science education  (grades 5-8 only)
  7. Mathematics with Secondary Education Licensure(grades 9-12, or 6-12)
  8. Middle grades mathematics education  (grades 5-8 only)

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most students complete their Education with Secondary Licensure teaching degree in 4 years. Requirements total 68-98 hours. This includes 48 hours of courses in your chosen subject area (biology, english, history/social science or mathematics) and 44 hours of professional education courses.

DID YOU KNOW?

You will have the option to take courses toward the Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) endorsement, which allows candidates to teach special education in grades 9-12 or 6-12, the grade levels they will be licensed to teach in Illinois.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The program provides an emphasis on courses related to your degree’s subject area. You will learn to communicate clearly and effectively and to develop skills in general teaching methods, classroom management, educational psychology and more. When you successfully complete the major and pass the required state licensure exams, you will be eligible to receive an Illinois Professional Educator License for high school grades 9-12, 5-8 or both. 

COURSEWORK:

As a secondary education major, you will complete over 100 hours of field experience prior to student teaching. As part of your coursework, you will gain experience in both middle and high school classes in a variety of diverse settings.

Our program requirements total anywhere from 68-98 total hours depending on your chosen field. This includes 48 hours of your subject’s courses and 44 hours of professional education courses. Interesting courses you’ll take include:

  • Critical Thinking and Writing
  • Educational Psychology/Human Development

Professional Education Courses

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
(44 credit hours)
Course Title Credits
ED 101 Introduction to Teaching 1 hours
ED 103 Prof Skill for Teachers 1 hour
ED 124 Historical and Philosophical Foundations
of Education
3 hours
ED 260X Educational Psychology/Human Development 3 hours
ED 306 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3 hours
ED 310 General Teaching Methods 2 hours
ED 311 General Teaching Methods – Lab 1 hour
ED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 hours
ED XXX Teaching of [Chosen Subject Area] 3 hours
ED 368 Secondary Methods Pre-Clin Exp 2 hours
ED 380 Diversity in Education 1 hour
ED 381 Diversity Pre-Clin Field Exp 1 hour
ED 413 Clinical Practice in the Secondary School 10 hours
ED 421 Classroom Management 1 hour
ED 422 Advanced Seminar in Education 4 hours
ED 430 Education Research & Assessment 2 hours
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence 3 hours

Golden Apple Scholars

The Golden Apple Scholars program identifies talented high school seniors, and first and second-year college students, who will commit to teach in high-need schools. The program provides scholarship assistance and a paid summer institute where students receive classroom experience and professional mentoring.

CAREER OUTCOMES:

English/Math/History/Biology Teacher Librarian
Curriculum Planner Principal
School Administrator Editor
School Counselor Tutor
Columnist Professor
Some options may require an advanced degree.

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