Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

BSEd in Secondary Education

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The School of Education offers an innovative program combining a secondary education major with a major in an additional subject. These additional subjects include: English, history, mathematics, political science*, and psychology*. Licensure for the sciences - biology, chemistry, or physics - is provided through our five-year bachelor's/master's programs.

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.

*Must complete minor in history in addition to this field.

Program benefits

  • Earn a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) and either a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.
  • Complete licensure requirements and upon graduation are ready to teach secondary education in: biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, physics, political science, or psychology.
  • Finish this combined program for most subjects in four years, significantly faster than if they earned both degrees separately even if you study abroad for a semester.
  • 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).
  • Experience immersive, field-based courses and collaborative approach in Loyola's newly redeveloped teacher prep program.
  • Earn a certificate to teach worldwide through the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Program outcomes

  • Candidates will apply deep understanding of both content and pedagogy to provide developmentally appropriate instruction to all students. 
  • Candidates will hold high expectations and build on the assets of diverse students.  
  • Candidates will utilize information from theories and related research-based practices when making decisions and taking action in their professional practice. 
  • Candidates will use data to drive instruction and assess teaching and learning effectiveness.

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