Secondary Education, MA
To be awarded the MA in secondary education, students must successfully complete a 33 semester hour program of study.
To earn the teaching license, students must complete the coursework required for the MA degree, as well as an approved student teaching experience, a minimum of 80-100 clock hours of pre-student teaching field experiences, 32 semester hours in academic major approved programs, and any additional course work or tests needed to satisfy Illinois State Board of Education requirements.
All graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses, and no grade below C is acceptable for licensure or the MA degree.
At the time of admission, advisors review transcripts and evaluate all coursework completed at other colleges or universities. Advising plans are developed and any deficiencies related to licensure requirements are noted. If additional coursework is needed, the student's advisor will indicate the coursework needed to gain major equivalence for licensure. Each student must confer with their assigned advisor before enrolling in the program and during each advising period to ensure that all requirements are being successfully completed. The following courses are required to earn licensure and complete the MA in secondary education:
|EDUC 402||CHILD & ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT, LEARNING AND MOTIVATION||3|
|DLED 468||FOUN. OF BILINGUAL & ESL EDUC||3|
|READ 463||TEACHING LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN THE CONTENT AREAS||3|
|SEED 401||FOUNDATIONS & COMMUNITIES IN ADOLESCENT EDUCATION||3|
|SEED 403||INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING 1||3|
|SEED 450||CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT IN SECONDARY EDUCATION||3|
|SEED 453||INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING 2||3|
|SPED 419||EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN & YOUTH||3|
|Area of Certification|
|Select one of the following courses in methods with an advisor:||3|
|METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY BUSINESS EDUCATION TO ADOLESCENTS|
|METHODS OF TEACHING SCIENCE TO ADOLESCENTS|
|METHODS OF TEACHING MATH TO ADOLESCENTS|
|METHODS OF TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES TO ADOLESCENTS|
|METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY ENGLISH TO ADOLESCENTS|
|SEED 460||STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR: SECONDARY EDUCATION||6|
|Total Credit Hours||33|
Field and clinical experiences
Field experiences in secondary education take place in Instructional Coaching 1 & 2 and involve urban and suburban placements that must include diverse learners. Experiences take place in high school settings and involve teacher candidates in individual, small group, and whole-class instructions, observations, and participation in community-based activities, 80-100 hours of field experiences are required prior to student teaching.
Placement in student teaching sites is planned with consideration of each student's needs and interests. A Department of Education faculty member as well as a resident, experienced teacher supervises each student. A formal application is required approximately two semesters in advance of student teaching.
To enroll in the final year of study (which includes both field experiences and student teaching), a student must have passed the appropriate ILTS Content Test. In addition, all students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their graduate courses and a 3.0 GPA in their academic content area (with the exception of Math and Science, where a 2.7 minimum GPA is acceptable in the content area). All courses required for teacher licensure must be completed with grades of C or higher.
Student teaching must be passed with a C or higher.
The edTPA test will be taken during student teaching. This test is required for licensure. No other course may be taken, nor may a student be employed during student teaching.
Students who would like to earn a license to teach Secondary Education must choose one of the following content areas for the endorsement; Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Math, or Business. Each content area has a specific set of courses students must enroll in to meet the state standards to earn licensure. Please consult with the Department of Education advisor for further information.
In order to qualify for Roosevelt University’s recommendation for the Illinois teaching license and Secondary Education endorsement, students must meet all academic major and general education requirements that are in effect at the time of their application. Students must have also completed 32 semester hours of specific course content.
Students must consult with their education advisor to determine which academic major and general education courses are acceptable toward fulfillment of licensure requirements. Because requirements for licensure, graduation, and continuing enrollment are subject to change, graduates must consult frequently with their education advisors. The advising plan developed at program admission provides the most up-to-date and authoritative information with respect to all program and licensure requirements.
Before issuing a license, the Illinois State Board of Education also requires satisfactory scores on the Educator Teacher Performance Assessment Portfolio (edTPA).
Your degree map is a general guide suggesting courses to complete each term on the academic pathway to your degree. It is based on the most current scheduling information from your academic program. Your program’s degree map is reviewed annually and updated as schedules change (although you retain the same course requirements as long as you are continuously enrolled in your degree program).
Always work closely with your academic advisor to understand curriculum requirements and scheduling, as each student’s academic plan can look slightly different.
|Fall||Credit Hours||Spring||Credit Hours|
|EDUC 402||3||SEED 401||3|
|READ 463||3||SPED 419||3|
|DLED 468||3||SEED 403||3|
|Fall||Credit Hours||Spring||Credit Hours|
|SEED 450||3||SEED 003||0|
|SEED 422, 421, 423, 426, or 427||3||SEED 460||6|
|Total Credit Hours 33|