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Secondary Education
Secondary Education

Illinois Licensure Grades 6-12

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.

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Science

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.

This program does not meet the requirements for licensure in all states.

Meet our Faculty

 Accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE.

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James Pelech, Ed.D.
Department Chair, School of Education
Professor, Teacher Education Preparation

Hours: 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.

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