Middle and High School (until 1/31/2018)
Illinois Licensure Grades 9-12 High School (after 1/31/2018)
Today's schools are in critical need of effective teachers. Between 2012-2022, over 18.5% growth in the need for teachers is expected. Of the nearly 211,000 teaching positions, roughly 80,000 will be in middle school and secondary areas (Illinois Department of Employment Security, 2014). Benedictine's state approved 6-12 Education programs are dedicated to meeting that challenge consistent with state and national standards.
Licensure in Secondary Education is completed by an academic major outside the education division with a minor in education.
Upon completion of the program, eligible candidates receive licensure for the middle school and high school grades 6-12.
Candidates in the Secondary Education Program are supported by qualified faculty, university supervisors, and staff as they progress through their curriculum and clinical experiences. Candidates receive a solid foundation to become effective middle or high school teachers committed to scholarship, lifelong inquiry, leadership, and social responsibility.
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Phone: (630) 829-1930
Dr. Sunil Chand is Professor and Director of the Ed.D. program in the Center for Higher Education and Organizational Change at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. The Ed.D. seeks to prepare mid-career professionals for leadership positions in higher education. He came to Benedictine in 2009 having served as President, College of DuPage, in Illinois, and Executive Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs at Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio. Prior to that, in the UK he was Vice President, Academic Services, at Richmond, The American University in London, where he went after ten years at Triton College, Illinois, serving in the developmental education program and later as Dean, Arts and Sciences. He came to the US having been a faculty member and Head of the Department of English at St. Stephen's College, Delhi, India. Professional contributions include conference presentations, publications, and commission service and leadership development at local, state and national levels. He earned his doctorate in Literature from Kent State University, Ohio, and earlier degrees in English from Delhi University, Delhi, India.