The secondary education program is designed for individuals who wish to teach students in secondary schools (Grades 9-12). It leads to a master of arts degree and prepares candidates to pursue an Illinois Type 09 teaching certificate.
The program requires successful completion of general education courses, professional education courses and core courses, as outlined below:
Professional Education Course Requirements (26 to 29 Credit Hours*)
|EDGSE 413||Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher||(3)|
|EDGSE 415||Principles and Practices of the Middle and Secondary School||(3)|
|EDGSE 423||Secondary Education Practicum (for Certified Teachers Only in lieu of Student Teaching)||(3-6)|
|EDGSE 463-69||Methods of Teaching (Major) in the Middle and Secondary School||(3)|
|EDGSE 444||Directed Teaching - Secondary||(6)|
|EDGSE 445||Seminar in Teaching and Learning||(2)|
|EDGSE 470||Orientation to the Profession of Teaching||(0)|
|EDGSE 497||Literacy Instruction for Secondary Teachers||(3)|
|EDGSE 507||Advanced Educational Psychology||(3)|
|EDGSE 508||Advanced Adolescent Development||(3)|
|EDGSE 512||Assessment of Instruction and Learning||(3)|
Core Course Requirements (9 to 12 Credit Hours*)
|EDGSE 511||Foundations of Education||(3)|
|EDGSE 513||Educational Research Design and Development||(3)|
*26 to 29 credit hours of professional education courses for a certificate, plus 9 or 12 credit hours of core courses for degree.
Candidates for a master of arts degree in education who are enrolled in the individualized programs must complete EDGSE 511, 512 and 513.
Candidates enrolled in the secondary program will take two additional courses to meet the new Illinois professional teaching standards and the requirement for the Middle School Endorsement. Those courses are:
|EDGIP 550||Literacy in the Content Area|
|EDGIP 459||Methods Curriculum and Philosophy of Teaching in the Middle School|
( ) = credit hours / / = classroom hours