Secondary Education Minor
he Secondary Education minor leads to recommendation for grades 9-12 Illinois licensure when combined with an appropriate academic major, fulfillment of UIS and TEP general education requirements, other campus requirements, and requirements set by the Illinois State Board of Education. Secondary Education candidates major in a program that leads to recommendation for licensure in one of the following areas: English, Mathematics, Science (biology or chemistry), or Social Science (History, Political Science, or Sociology/Anthropology).
Candidates seeking the Secondary education minor should expect that their total program of study will increase by a minimum number of 42 credit hours.
In addition to the required courses below for Secondary Teachers Licensure, students may need additional courses to fulfill licensure requirements in areas of general education and content specific course work to be recommended for a Professional Educator License.
|TEP 207||Foundations of American Education||3|
|TEP 223||Adolescent Development for Teachers||3|
|TEP 224||Exceptional Child for Teachers||3|
|TEP 227||Educational Psychology for Teachers||3|
|TEP 305||Technology For Teaching||3|
|TEP 315||Advanced Classroom Management||3|
|TEP 318||Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment||3|
|Methods Courses 1|
|TEP 415||Teaching in Secondary Schools||3|
|TEP 419||Content Area Literacy Methods||3|
|Select one of the following depending on licensure area:||3|
|English Methods for Middle and Secondary Grades|
|Mathematics Methods for Middle and Secondary Grades|
|Science Methods for Middle and Secondary Grades|
|Social Studies Methods for Middle and Secondary Grades|
TEP 301 is a prerequisite for all TEP 400 level Courses
Secondary candidates who have successfully completed all general education requirements; all introductory, core, and methods courses; all course work for the content area, and all other requirements will be eligible to complete student teaching. For secondary candidates, the student teaching semester includes two courses:
|TEP 449||Middle Grade and High School Student Teaching Seminar||3|
|TEP 451||ECCE: Student Teaching - Middle Grade and High School||9|
Candidates are required to apply for student teaching. Applications are to be completed within the prescribed time frame. Candidates must complete a state and federal background check as directed by the host district prior to the start of student teaching.