Completion of the program leads to a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree and prepares candidates to pursue an Illinois Professional Educators License with an endorsement in one of the following content areas:
Secondary Education (9 -12)
The secondary education program prepares candidates to teach students in grades 9 - 12 in the following content areas:
K-12 Specialized Areas
The secondary education program prepares candidates to teach students in grades K
- 12 in the following content areas:
Students will gain knowledge in teaching music at a variety of levels to different age groups and in different settings, while developing a strong understanding of child growth and development. Learning to assess the progress of music students while acquiring the knowledge of excellent methods of teaching is essential to this program.
This program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Requirements for Degree
To qualify for a degree in secondary education, candidates must complete the following requirements:
- maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and grades of C or better in all coursework
- select a major in an approved subject area
- complete all courses in their major
- complete required education courses, plus the University core and certification requirements