Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Curriculum

BS/MEd Five-year Degree in Biology and Secondary Education

Students are enrolled in the College of Arts & Science for the first 4 years, working to complete the requirements for a BS degree in the STEM subject area of Biology as well pre-requisites for Loyola’s Graduate Teacher Preparation program. Students may begin the required sequence of classes for the MEd starting in their junior or senior year. They will also formally apply to the School of Education prior to their 5th year. The remainder of required education courses, including student teaching, are completed in the 5th year. Please note that the MEd includes at least one summer session. Depending on your financial aid package, it is possible to get summer aid for the graduate courses.

Students work under the guidance of the Education Senior Academic Advisor (at SOEAdvising@luc.edu), to outline a specific course of study to fulfill all requirements.  The timing of the education courses in the 4th and 5th years can vary depending on each student’s particular needs. The number of courses taken each term can vary depending on the plan developed.

Program Requirements:

A cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 or better is required to be admitted to the program.

In addition, 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 MEd.

Required Education Courses: (36 semester hours) 

  • TLSC 110: The Profession and Our Program (TLLSC)
  • TLSC 120: Bringing Language, Learning and Developmental Theory
                        into Practice
  • TLSC 130: Community Immersion
  • TLSC 140: Teaching, Learning and Leading for Social Justice
  • TLSC 150: Constructive Learning Environments for Diverse Students
  • TLSC 160: Analyzing Culturally Responsive Classroom Instruction
  • TLSC 300: Professional Learning Communities
  • TLSC 406: Educational Policy for Diverse Students
  • TLSC 407: Individualized Assessment and Instruction for 
                        Diverse Students
  • TLSC 440: Language and Literacy for Diverse Students
  • TLSC 441: Using Classroom Data in a Collaborative Environment to
                        Advance Student Achievement
  • TLSC 442: Discipline-Specific Literacy for Diverse Students
  • TLSC 450: Teaching and Learning in an Area of Specialization
  • TLSC 451: Teaching and Learning with a Global Framework
  • TLSC 460: Developing Rigorous and Relevant Instruction and 
                        Assessment
  • TLSC 461: Developing and Implementing Rigorous and Relevant
                        Instruction and Assessment
  • TLSC 470A: Teaching, Learning and Leading with Schools
                          and Communities Internship: Student Teaching
  • TLSC 470B: Teaching, Learning and Leading with Schools
                          and Communities Internship: Student Teaching

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