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Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

B.S./M.Ed. Five-year Degree in Biology (B.S.) and Secondary Education (M.Ed.)

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This dual-degree program takes five years to complete, and enables students to earn both the B.S. and M.Ed. degrees along with the state licensure necessary to teach middle- and high-school grades. Numerous job opportunities are available for students interested in becoming science teachers in grades 6-12. In fact, in Illinois the need for science teachers is critical.

The dual-degree program is an appealing option because it offers greater opportunities for advancement and a higher salary base for the graduate than earning licensure at the undergraduate level. Since completing both the B.S. degree and the courses for a secondary education license typically takes more than four years, undergraduate secondary education students majoring in biology are offered this opportunity to complete both degrees in this accelerated program.


School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312.915.6800 ยท SchlEduc@luc.edu

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