Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

B.S. in Biology/M.Ed. in Secondary Education Five-Year Program

  Numerous job opportunities are available for students interested in becoming secondary science teachers. In Illinois there is a critical need for science teachers in grades 6 – 12. This dual-degree program takes five years to complete. Students in the program earn B.S. and M.Ed. degrees along with state certification for middle- and high-school grades.

Students can declare this program at the time of admission or no later than their junior year. While certification is also offered at the undergraduate level, it is practically impossible for the undergraduate student to complete these requirements in four years, especially if they did not decide on this path as a freshman.

This dual-degree option is an appealing option with greater opportunities for advancement and a higher salary base for successful graduates.

  • B.S. in Biology/M.Ed. in Secondary Education: Course Sequence
  • School of Education Website