Secondary Education and K-12 Specialized Areas
(Due to COVID-19)
Two Start Terms
Next Start Term: August 24, 2020
Tuition Per Credit Hour: $575
Credit Hours to Complete: 33
Approximate Cost: $18,975
30-33 Credit Hours For License
39 - 45 for MA
Saint Xavier University's Education Department prepares educators who are broadly and liberally educated, competent in content and methodologies, and skillful in teaching all children in contemporary schools.The program in secondary education is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. This information sheet outlines requirements for a Professional Educators Licensure (PEL) with an endorsement in Secondary Education in the state of Illinois as well as the requirements for the master of arts degree in education.
Major Areas with Approved Programs
- English/Language Arts
- Social Science/History
33 credit hours for certification plus 9 or 12 credit hours for degree.All coursework must be completed within five years of admission. A cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 must be maintained; a grade of D is not acceptable toward satisfying degree or licensure requirements. Not more than 6 credit hours of appropriate graduate credit, taken prior to being admitted to Saint Xavier University and taken within the past five years, may be transferred from another institution. A grade of B or better must be earned in order for coursework to be transferred.
The alternative licensure path is an option for prospective Secondary Education teachers who need to earn a salary while pursuing a teaching license. This alternative
licensure program enables candidates to hold a paid position as the teacher of record
while pursuing an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL). This transformative
and affordabile experience is available online and on-campus.
Our alternative licensure programs follow rigorous guidelines that include:
- accelerated coursework
- field experiences
- teaching experiences
- licensure testing
Candidates enroll in six semesters of program coursework including two intensive summer sessions as they complete a 43-credit hour program leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
The alternative licensure programs simultaneously combine accelerated coursework with classroom experiences and one-to-one mentoring.
Candidates in this program will have the guidance and support of a site-based mentor/coach and a University coordinator throughout the two years of required provisional teaching.
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