The Secondary Education program offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs for pre-service and in-service teachers. While some department programs are organized with an orientation to preparing teachers for specific age/grade levels, it is the departmental goal to develop programs with a broader and more integrated perspective which acknowledges the theoretical base common to teacher education programs for all age levels. To achieve this goal, the resources of all of the following programs in the Secondary Education program are being utilized:
MAT: Language Arts Secondary
M.S. in Instruction: Language Arts Secondary Education
Secondary Education Program Policy On Transfer Of Professional Education Courses Into Undergraduate Secondary Education program
Students who are admitted to an undergraduate program in Secondary Education or to the TCP Program (certification only) will be credited with a maximum of 9 credit hours of professional education coursework provided that:
1. The specific transfer coursework is deemed to be equivalent in scope and credit hours to the required coursework in the respective NEIU Secondary Education program as stated in the current NEIU Catalog.
2. The specific transfer coursework has been completed within five years of the time of acceptance into the undergraduate NEIU Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies Department or TCP Program. (ex. If a student is admitted in 2010, no coursework prior to 2005 can be accepted.)
3. The specific transfer coursework was credited with a “B” grade or better.
Secondary Education Program Policy on “Field Experience Only” Requests
All students who seek to enroll in clinical experiences or student teaching in any approved Secondary Education program are required to be admitted to either an undergraduate program, a second B.A. program, TCP program or MAT program. No student with a “student-at-large” status will be admitted to clinical or student teaching experience. No student will be permitted to take clinical experience/student teaching at NEIU unless they have gone through one of our programs.