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Introduction 

 

The professional education sequence in secondary education leads to entitlement in one of five (from M major) programs or in one of the following K-12 licensure programs:

Secondary:

  • Biology
  • English
  • Health
  • History
  • Mathematics

K-12:

  • Art
  • French
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish

Please note that the secondary or K-12 education sequence alone does not constitute a major at Northeastern Illinois University.

Students seeking secondary or K-12 teacher licensure declare a major in an academic subject area. The secondary education program qualifies as “an area of study in addition to the major” and fulfills graduation requirements. Each certification program involves three types of requirements:

1) Requirements of an academic major

2) Specific General Education Requirements

3) Professional secondary or K-12 education requirements.

Upon completion of these requirements, students are expected to demonstrate:

1) A depth of knowledge in their chosen academic discipline;

2) Knowledge of the principles of human growth and development and of learning;

3) Knowledge of students with varying racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;

4) Knowledge of the wide range of abilities and special needs of students; and

5) The ability to apply their knowledge and skills as they develop effective learning experiences for students during the methods and the clinical components of the professional education sequence.

 

 

Admission to the Program 

 

To declare the “area of study in addition to the major” you must contact the advisor, Mr. Mike Bochnewych at m-bochnewych@neiu.edu or (773) 442-5387 to discuss your interests, needs and program requirements.

For general Northeastern admission requirements, the Admissions Office helps new and returning students through the application process. In addition, the Transfer Center assists transfer students and Veteran students who are veterans towith transitioning to our campusNortheastern.

Admission and Retention Requirements

Consult with advisor Mr. Mike Bochnewych at m-bochnewych@neiu.edu or (773) 442-5387 for Program program Requirements requirements.

Level 1

Requirements for Program Admission and to SCED-301 (Methods of Teaching on the Secondary Level):

 

  • Completed admission to the College of Education (including passing score on Illinois State Board of Education Test of Academic Proficiency—--formerly called the Basic Skills Examination)
  • Completion of EDFN-305 and 306 with a ‘“C”’ or better
  • Completion of a minimum 21 semester credit hours in major
  • Declaration of Academic academic Major major and secondary education major/area
  • Overall grade point average of 2.75 or better in professional education sequence course

Level II

Requirements for admission to SCED-303 and 304 (or MUS-393L):

  • Concurrent registration in EDFN-307 if not taken in Level I
  • Concurrent registration in READ-301
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better
  • Completion of SCED-301 with a ‘“C”’ or better*
  • Completion of required number of semester hours in major (varies with major). No more than 9 semester credit hours remaining in the major

Level III

Requirements for admission into SCED-305 (Student student Teachingteaching):

  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better
  • Overall grade point of 2.75 or better in professional education sequence courses
  • Completion of required number of credit hours in major (varies with major). No more than six semester hours remaining in the major
  • Complete Background background Checkcheck
  • Completion of READ-301
  • Completion of EDFN-307 with a ‘“C”’ or better
  • Completion of SCED-303 (Methodsmethods) (with a ‘“C’ C” or better), and 304 (Clinicalclinical) with a ‘“B”’ or better or MUS -393L (Clinicalclinical: Musicmusic)
  • Passing score on ICTS Content Area Test

Level IV

Required for Program program Completion completion and State state Entitlemententitlement:

  • Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credit hours
  • Completion of required courses for state certification
  • Completion of NEIU Northeastern Illinois University’s General Education Requirementsrequirements
  • Completion of academic major with no grades lower than ‘“C”’
  • Completion of all requirements in Levels I, II, and III
  • Completion of SCED-305 Student student Teaching teaching with a “B” or better
  • Passing score on ICTS Assessment of Professional Teaching Test required for entitlement
  • Overall grade point of 2.75 or better in professional education sequence courses

The College of Education ICTS Institutional Pass Rate is 98% percent.

Degree Requirements 

 

All Northeastern students must meet the University’s graduation requirements in order to successfully complete their degree, including completion of 120 hours of coursework with satisfactory grades.

In addition to the successful completion of the academic major, students must complete the General Education requirements[lr1]  for the College of Education. Transfer students and second bachelor’s degree candidates should consult their advisors concerning General Education requirements.


 [lr1]Please link to General Education requirements info.

Courses 

 

Suggested Four- and Five -Year Course Schedule— -SCED

We encourage students to plan out their academic schedule. Whether you seek to graduate within four or five years or attend two or three courses per year, we will help you find whatformulate a plan that fits your needs.

Suggested Four-/Five -Year Course Schedule for Content Major:

Art—: 57 Hours

Suggested Four-/Five- Year Course Schedule for Content Major:

Biology—: 65 hoursHours

Suggested Four -Year Course Schedule for Content Major:

English—: 51 Hours

Suggested Four-/Five -Year Course Schedule for Content Major:

French—: 33 Hours

Suggested Four-/Five -Year Course Schedule for Content Major:

History—: 36 Hours

Suggested Four-/Five -Year Course Schedule for Content Major:

Math—: 43 Hours

Suggested Four-/Five -Year Course Schedule for Content Major:

Music—: 54 Hours

Suggested Four-/Five -Year Course Schedule for Content Major:

Spanish—: 33 Hours

 

Licensing Requirements 

 

The Illinois State Board of Education requires all students enrolled in teacher certification programs to complete 100 hours of clinical experience in a recognized elementary or secondary school prior to student teaching. The professional education requirements are as follows:

EDFN-305 Philosophical and Historical Foundations .of Public Education—................................3 cr.credits

EDFN-306 Education and Individual Differences—.....3 cr.credits (This course includes 20 clock hours of clinical experience in an appropriate school).

EDFN-307 Psychology of Instruction and Learning—..................................................3 cr.credits (This course includes 20 clock hours of clinical experience in an appropriate school).

READ-301 Teaching Reading in Junior and Senior High School—............................3 cr.credits

SCED-301 Methods of Teaching on the Secondary Level—................................3 cr.credits

SCED-303 Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School—..............................3 cr.credits*

SCED-304 Clinical Experiences in the Secondary School—..............................1 cr.credit (This course requires 100 clock hours of clinical experience with a cooperating teacher in the appropriate subject at a local secondary school).

SCED-305 Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar—.......................................9 cr.credits (This course requires full-time experience with a cooperating teacher in the appropriate subject at a local secondary school).

Total: .....................................................................28 cr.credits

*Music majors must complete 4 credit hours of SCED-303 (SCED-303I and SCED-303V).

(SCED-303I and SCED-303V)

Note: No professional education course may be taken more than twice to achieve an acceptable grade.

All students must consult with both the Academic academic Major major advisor and the Secondary secondary Education education advisor while progressing through the professional sequence coursework in pursuit of teacher certification.

Other 

Teacher Certification Program for Post-Baccalaureate Students

Thank you for your interest in the Teacher Certification Program (TCP) here at Northeastern!  Illinois University. The program is designed for returning students who already have a B.A./B.S. degree in a field other than Education education who wish to obtain a teaching certificate. Through TCP, you can earn one of the following teaching certificates:

TYPE 03 - Elementary Education (Grades (K-9)

TYPE 09 - Secondary Education (Grades (6-12) BIOLOGY, ENGLISH, HISTORY, MATH

TYPE 10 - Secondary Education (Grades (K-12) MUSIC (studio), PE, SPANISH, FRENCH

In the program you would need to completeThe program requires successful completion of all Education education courses (Educational educational Foundationsfoundations, Methodsmethods, Clinicalsclinicals, and Student student Teachingteaching) plus any required courses in your Subject subject area and General Eds Education requirements in order to complete it and become certified to teach. In addition, you will also have to pass State state exams (Basic Skills, Content and Assessment of Professional Teaching- APT) to earn the your teaching certificate, which comes from the Illinois State Board of Education. Please keep in mind it that TCP is a certification program, the successful completion of which will allow you to teach, but it is is not a degree program, just a certificate to teach.

To find out about admission requirements &and deadlines for the TCP program, please contact the advisor Mr. Sean Condon by email at S-Condon@neiu.edu  or by telephone at (773)- 442-5374.

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