B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education
The School of Education now offers an innovative program combining a secondary education major with a major in an additional subject. These additional subjects include: biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology, or a foreign language (French, Italian, Latin, or Spanish). This program, the first of its kind among Chicagoland universities, enables graduates to be recognized as experts both in teaching techniques and in a specific subject area.
Through this program, students:
- Earn a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and either a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree
- Complete certification requirements and upon graduation are ready to teach grades 6-12 in: biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology; or grades K-12 in a foreign language (French, Italian, Latin or Spanish)
May finish this combined program for most subjects in four years, significantly faster than if they earned both degrees separately even if they study abroad for a semester
- Are more marketable and may command higher salaries than other graduates who hold one degree