B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education with 6-12 Teacher Certification and K-12 Foreign Languages
The School of Education now offers an innovative program combining a secondary education major with a major in an additional subject. These additional subjects include: biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology, or a foreign language (French, Italian, Latin, or Spanish). This program, the first of its kind among Chicagoland universities, enables graduates to be recognized as experts both in teaching techniques and in a specific subject area.
Through this program, students:
- Earn a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and either a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree
- Complete licensure requirements and upon graduation are ready to teach grades 6-12 in: biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology; or grades K-12 in a foreign language (French, Italian, Latin or Spanish)
- May finish this combined program for most subjects in four years, significantly faster than if they earned both degrees separately even if they study abroad for a semester
- Are more marketable and may command higher salaries than other graduates who hold one degree