B.S./M.Ed. Five-year Degree in Biology (B.S.) and Secondary Education (M.Ed.)
The student must declare no later than the beginning of junior year. A cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 or better to be admitted to the program. The student will take 14 hours of education courses between junior and senior years that will apply toward the 120 hours needed for the B.S. degree.
The student must pass the Illinois State Board of Education Test of Academic Proficiency prior to beginning the education courses and pass the Biology Content exam as admission for the M.Ed. As students progress through this program, they compile a portfolio of their work to be presented at the completion of all coursework. Students begin the M.Ed. immediately after graduation (summer II) and continue for three consecutive semesters; fall, spring and summer I.