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Become a math teacher: In this five-year program, you'll earn a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in secondary education

 

In Loyola's accelerated master's degree program for math teachers, you'll earn your undergraduate degree in math and a graduate degree in teaching grades 9-12, plus an Illinois teaching license in secondary education. You'll qualify for a higher salary with a graduate degree, and be able to earn both degrees more quickly than if you enrolled in the two programs separately.

 
 
 

$66,000 base salary for Chicago Public Schools teachers with a master's degree

99% teacher employment by graduation

80% field-based curriculum, the only one of its kind in the U.S.

Upon graduation with a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and a master of education degree in secondary education from Loyola, you will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values necessary to teach math in grades 9-12.

 

 

Knowledge

 

You'll develop a deep understanding of both content and pedagogy to provide developmentally appropriate instruction to all students. Plus, you'll have multiple opportunities to engage with diverse populations, including students with special needs and those labeled as English language learners.

 
 

Skills

 

You'll have accrued the equivalent of one year of full-time teaching experience through all the hands-on, experiential learning opportunities in Chicago's classrooms and community organizations, so you will be ready to be at the head of your own classroom. With the foundational knowledge from your Loyola education, you will utilize theories, data, and research practices when making decisions in your classroom and for your students and when assessing the effectiveness of teaching on learning.

 
 

Professional Values

 

As a Loyola-trained educator, you'll emphasize the importance of each of your students as an individual. You'll have high expectations for your students and values the experiences of diverse students. And you'll have the tools and training to address societal issues like inequitable resources and institutional barriers to success for all.

 
 

Curriculum

 

Students are enrolled in the College of Arts and Science for the first four years, working to complete the requirements for a bachelor of science degree in mathematics as well prerequisites for Loyola’s Graduate Teacher Preparation program. Students may begin the required sequence of classes for the MEd starting in their junior or senior year. They will also formally apply to the School of Education prior to their fifth year. The remainder of required education courses, including student teaching, are completed in the fifth year.

Please note that the MEd includes at least one summer session. Depending on your financial aid package, it is possible to get summer aid for the graduate courses.

Students work under the guidance of the Education Senior Academic Advisor to outline a specific course of study to fulfill all requirements. The timing of the education courses in the fourth and fifth years can vary depending on each student’s particular needs. The number of courses taken each term can vary depending on the plan developed.

Program Requirements

Required Education Courses (36 semester hours):

  • TLSC 110: The Profession and Our Program
  • TLSC 120: Bringing Language, Learning and Developmental Theory into Practice
  • TLSC 130: Community Immersion
  • TLSC 140: Teaching, Learning and Leading for Social Justice
  • TLSC 150: Constructive Learning Environments for Diverse Students
  • TLSC 160: Analyzing Culturally Responsive Classroom Instruction
  • TLSC 300: Professional Learning Communities
  • TLSC 406: Educational Policy for Diverse Students
  • TLSC 407: Individualized Assessment and Instruction for 
    Diverse Students
  • TLSC 440: Language and Literacy for Diverse Students
  • TLSC 441: Using Classroom Data in a Collaborative Environment to Advance Student Achievement
  • TLSC 442: Discipline-Specific Literacy for Diverse Students
  • TLSC 450: Teaching and Learning in an Area of Specialization
  • TLSC 451: Teaching and Learning with a Global Framework
  • TLSC 460: Developing Rigorous and Relevant Instruction and Assessment
  • TLSC 461: Developing and Implementing Rigorous and Relevant Instruction and Assessment
  • TLSC 470A: Teaching, Learning, and Leading with Schools 
    and Communities Internship: Student Teaching
  • TLSC 470B: Teaching, Learning, and Leading with Schools 
    and Communities Internship: Student Teaching
 
 

Tuition and Financial Aid

 

The School of Education and Loyola's Financial Aid Office are committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their education at Loyola affordable.