BS/MEd Five-year Degree in Physics and Secondary Education
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.
- 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.
- Earn a certificate to teach worldwide through the International Baccalaureate Organization.
- 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).
Next steps for Current Loyola Undergraduate Physics Majors
- Explore the Program
- Contact Robbie Jones
Senior Academic Advisor in the School of Education
firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-915-6723