Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts

Total Credit Hours: 128

Degree Requirements

Program: BA-SCED-E

I. This program is designed for the candidate who intends to teach in grades 6-12 in public and private schools in the State of Illinois.

This nationally accredited program is approved by the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education and leads to the Standard High School (6-12) License. At Lewis University, secondary education candidates earn two majors. The candidate’s first major is in the academic content area (Biology, Chemistry, English/Language Arts, History, Mathematics, Psychology, Physics). The second major is in Secondary Education. The earning of two majors enables graduates to be recognized as experts, both in teaching techniques and in a specific subject area. Candidates work with advisors in both the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Education as they progress through their coursework. Candidates can have a maximum of two “C’s” in their content area classes.

Note: See the section in the catalog which describes the advanced writing component for the specific major.

II. Professional Educator License for Secondary Education

SCED-20000Field Experience 1: Secondary

1

SCED-30000Field Experience 2: Secondary

1

SCED-30700Educational Media Design for Effective Learning

1

SCED-30800Emerging Technologies for Education

1

SCED-31200Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Adolescents

3

SCED-32200Characteristics and Development of the Adolescent Learner

3

SCED-33100Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content Areas to Adolescents

3

SCED-39400Pedagogy and Assessment for Effective Instruction

3

SCED-48100Clinical Practice and Seminar: Secondary

9

EDLD-31000Foundations of Teaching English Language Learners

3

SPED-30600Assistive Technology in Education

1

SPED-35700Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities

3

Secondary Education Majors will register in the appropriate three (3) credit hour Special Methods course for their major. See Education Advisor for more information.

III. Recommended Electives for Secondary Licensure

SCED-22500Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School

3

SCED-31500Communication for Teachers

3

SCED 31500: Communication for Teachers, is required for English/Language Arts majors, but recommended for all other majors.

 

IV. Advanced Writing Requirement

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is met through the major in the content area.