Get Your Minor in Secondary Education

Earn your bachelor’s degree and secondary minor in education. Major in and prepare to teach students in grades 9-12, teaching the subjects you are most passionate about. 

You will:

  • Participate in a targeted three-semester professional-education sequence.
  • Complete rigorous courses aligned to high school curriculum.
  • Earn multiple endorsements.

Secondary Education Field Experience: 

  • Placement in high school classrooms in a chosen area of study.
  • Opportunities for individual teaching and co-teaching with peers.
  • Exposure to multiple classrooms and schools.
  • Supervision by highly trained professional educators.

Who should apply

Undergraduate students who want to teach at the high school level in the following content areas: 

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology: Earth Science Teaching
  • English
  • History 
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

The College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences partnered to provide students with a dynamic educational experience in their content area while earning their State of Illinois license to teach grades 9-12.

You’ll be a student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS).
You will apply to the College of LAS for admission. They will provide advising. 

The minor is administered by the College of Education.
The College of Education will assist you with your clinical experiences (placements), the professional education sequence, and edTPA.

The Council on Teacher Education (CoTE) will be your liaison.
CoTE will assist you with obtaining your State of Illinois 9-12 license.

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