What are the requirements for secondary education?
The student prepares for licensure in Secondary Education by completing a minor in education and academic major outside the education division. The approved majors for secondary licensure at Benedictine University are Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, Social Science or Spanish. Upon completion of the program, students receive high school and middle school endorsements in their major area of study. To further enhance marketability, students are encouraged to pursue endorsements in additional subject areas.
In addition to the required coursework for the academic major and the education minor, students also receive a solid foundation in methodologies through the following experiences:
As candidates progress through their program, they will develop an understanding of the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards and the Content-Area Standards for Educators. In addition to successful completion of their coursework, they will also develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates their growth in teaching and service to education as well as their understanding of the Illinois standards. Their preparedness to teach will also be demonstrated through passage of the Test of Academic Performance (TAP), Content-Area Test and Assessment of Professional Teaching.
For more information, visit the College of Education and Health Services website