SPECIALIZED FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING CERTIFICATE (6-12)/ BACHELOR OF ARTS
Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 36
The Department of Psychology features a fully approved Psychology program that prepares candidates to teach grades 6-12 in Illinois public and private schools. The program is approved by the State Teacher Certification Board, in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education, and includes all of the requirements for a major in Psychology. Psychology majors should declare a minor in Secondary Education. See advisors in the Department of Psychology and School of Education for specific approval and a list or required courses.
Two options are available for students seeking Illinois teacher certification. Those majoring in Psychology may enroll in the Psychology Program or the Social Studies Program, a student majors in Psychology and completes a teaching minor in a social studies discipline. For the Psychology Program, the student majors in Psychology and completes a teaching minor outside the social studies area.
I. Core Courses (27)
26-100 General Psychology (3)
26-220 Theories of Personality and Development (3)
26-290 Psychobiology (3)
26-303 Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)
26-310 Psychological Testing and Evaluation (3)
26-320 Abnormal Psychology (3)
26-360 Social Psychology (3)
26-405 Methods of Research (3)
26-411 Learning Theory and Application (3)
26-412 Theories of Cognition (3)
II. Select three additional courses in Psychology: (9). Students may use three courses in Workshop in Psychology (26-276) or Workshop in Organizational Psychology (26-277) toward the major.
III. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of Methods of Research (26-405) (3).