Secondary Education, BS
for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Secondary Education
department office: Curriculum & Instruction
311 Education Building
1310 South Sixth
Champaign, IL 61820
phone: (217) 244-8286
department website: https://education.illinois.edu/ci
department faculty: Curriculum & Instruction Faculty
overview of college admissions & requirements: College of Education
college website: https://education.illinois.edu/
Students pursuing this major must select the Mathematics Concentration:
Curriculum Preparatory to Secondary School Teaching
This program prepares teachers for grades nine through twelve. A minimum of 120 semester hours is necessary for graduation1.
Council on Teacher Education policy require that all candidates for admission to a teacher preparation program pass one of the Illinois approved basic skills tests prior to admission. The Illinois State Board of Education approved basic skills testing options include the ACT Plus Writing/SAT or the Test of Academic Proficiency. See information on the details (cote.illinois.edu/certification/documents/act_procedures_for_admission.pdf).
Students pursuing teacher licensure programs in the College of Education (COE) must meet requirements in a series of sequential gateways. Included in the gateway requirements are successful completion of specified coursework, achievement of appropriate grade point averages, requirements for clinical experiences, and appropriate tests for the licensure area. Meeting all Gateway requirements leads to degree and licensure completion.
Students are admitted to Secondary Education as freshmen. In order to be recommended for licensure, candidates are required to maintain University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, cumulative, content area, and professional grade point averages of 2.5 (A=4.0). Grades in courses of C- or lower may not be used for State of Illinois licensure, endorsements, or approvals. Candidates should consult their adviser or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grades point averages.
For teacher education licensure requirements applicable to all curricula, see the Council on Teacher Education (www.cote.illinois.edu/).
Licensure requirements are subject to change without notice as a result of new mandates from the Illinois State Board of Education or the Illinois General Assembly.
Students in the Secondary Education licensure program must complete the Campus General Education Requirements, the courses for the Mathematics concentration, and the professional education coursework.
Six hours of ROTC upper level courses (300 level or above) can count toward the degree as free electives.