Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

BS/MEd Five-year Degree in Physics and Secondary Education

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Overview

This dual-degree program takes five years to complete, and enables students to earn a BS in Physics and MEd in Secondary Education, along with the state certification necessary to teach middle- and high-school grades. Numerous job opportunities are available for students interested in becoming science teachers in grades 6–12. In fact, in Illinois the need for science teachers is critical.

The dual-degree program is an appealing option because it offers greater opportunities for advancement and a higher salary base for the graduate than earning certification at the undergraduate level. Since completing both the BS degree and the courses for a secondary education license typically takes more than four years, undergraduate secondary education students majoring in physics are offered this opportunity to complete both degrees in this accelerated program.

Program benefits

  • Earn both degrees together in less time than it would take if pursued separately.
  • Gain broad perspective through a multidisciplinary curriculum.
  • Get real-world classroom experience in diverse settings through Loyola partnerships with schools and communities.
  • Graduate from a fully accredited college that prepares students for licensing and advanced board licensure. 
  • Gain extensive deep experiences engaging with diverse populations, including students with special needs and those labeled as English language learners (all graduates are eligible for ESL endorsement).

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