College of Education > Academics > Teacher Education > Undergraduate > Secondary Education (BA/BS)
The Secondary Education program prepares you to teach 5th through 12th grade in a variety of urban and suburban education settings, including public and private middle schools and high schools. You can graduate with a State of Illinois license to teach designated subject-area content (listed below). The program also provides you an opportunity to receive a Diploma Year Program Award (IB certification) to teach in International Baccalaureate schools world-wide.
As part of the secondary education major, you’ll learn educational theories and effective teaching practices, including how to design and implement curriculum; participate in extensive field experiences at multiple schools, and student-teach for 10 weeks.
The secondary education major program, in preparing you to meet Illinois State Licensure requirements, combines education courses from the College of Education with subject-area courses. Through the program, you have two options for becoming a licensed 5th- through 12th-grade teacher:
You can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Education, depending on your subject area.
of Secondary Education graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.
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