Secondary Education at SIUE
The secondary education program is a joint effort between the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Students study their subject area field with faculty in CAS as they also develop an understanding of the broad issues that impact adolescents and schools through courses and field experiences with faculty in the SEHHB.
Students pursue either a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science with a major in a discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences, with licensure through the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.
The secondary teacher education program provides students in the first semester of the final year the opportunities to learn the cultures of schools and their students, teachers, support personnel and administrators. Students attend seminars in the first semester covering topics such as unit plan development, classroom management strategies, and instructional planning and delivery. During the student teaching semester, students are better prepared to successfully perform the teaching roles because of the support they receive from their cooperating teacher, Department of Teaching & Education faculty, and their respective content area faculty advisor.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education with a major in a College of Arts and Sciences discipline
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a major in a College of Arts and Sciences discipline
- Licensure is available through the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in the following major areas of study:
- Art (K-12)
- Earth and Space Science
- Foreign Language
- French (K-12)
- German (K-12)
- Spanish (K-12)
- Music (K-12)
- Political Science
- Theater & Drama
- Teacher Licensure: Grades 6-12 licensure in the State of Illinois, with some programs leading to kindergarten through grade 12 licensure. Students may also earn a middle grade level endorsement for grades 6-8.