Students who choose the Secondary Education major maintain registration in the college offering selected subject matter preparation. Teaching areas include: English Language Arts, Family and Consumer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and History/Social Studies. That department provides preparation in the academic major, and the department of Teacher Education provides preparation in teaching pedagogy. Candidates will have an advisor in both their major area of preparation and the Department of Teacher Education.
Students are qualified to teach in grades 9-12 and may take additional coursework to teach in the middle grades. Successful completion of the program leads to the State of Illinois Professional Educator's License with an endorsement in Secondary. See Gainful Employment data.