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Secondary School Program
Professional Education Courses. 30 hours, including these required professional education courses for prospective secondary teachers. All professional education, general education courses for teachers, major, endorsement, and supporting courses require a grade of "C" or better for teacher certification and graduation.
Effective 2012, all teacher education programs require passing scores on the appropriate Illinois Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test prior to completion of graduation requirements and certification.
EDUC 150 - Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education
249 - Educational and Developmental Psychology
295 - Instructional Technology
376 - Teaching Diverse Populations
385 - Methods for Middle and Secondary School
456 - Management/Professional Practices
486 - Supervised Student Teaching in the Secondary School
Subject Matter Specialization
In addition to the professional education courses, students planning to teach in secondary schools must be prepared for certification in one of the following teaching fields:
See departmental listings for specific requirements. It is strongly recommended that secondary education majors complete a teaching minor in another area and/or meet requirements for endorsements to teach other areas in addition to their major field of study. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses applied to endorsement areas.