Secondary Licensure in Science with Biology Designation

Concentration: BIOL

In conjunction with the College of Education, the Department of Biology features a fully approved teacher education program which prepares candidates to teach in grades 9-12 in public and private schools in the State of Illinois. The program is approved by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education and leads to the Professional Educator License with a high school endorsement to teach science with a designation in Biology. Teacher education candidates major in both Biology and Secondary Education and should consult with advisors in both the Department of Biology and the College of Education. The content requirements for secondary licensure are listed under Biology. Candidates can have a maximum of two “C’s” in their content area classes.