Secondary Education, M.A.

With a great reputation for accommodating adult learners, more and more future teachers are choosing Lewis' Secondary Education program to obtain the knowledge, skills, dispositions and in-field experience necessary to be extraordinarily successful in the 21st century classroom.

Whether you're simply looking to obtain your secondary certification or want to earn your Masters, upon successful completion of this 39 semester credit hour program, you will understand the dynamics of teaching a class made up in part by English language learners and students with special needs, and be ready to effectively teach middle and high school students grades 6-12 with your Type 09 Secondary Certificate in your choice of specialization:

  • English/Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science with designations in
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
  • Social Science with designations in
    • History
    • Psychology
Middle School Endorsement Option (Non-Degree)
Certified teachers who wish to add Middle School Endorsement to their certificates must have 18 hours in a content area and complete the following coursework:

SCED-52200 Characteristics and Development of the Adolescent Learner (3)
SCED-52500 Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School (3)

With convenient rolling admission at our main Romeoville campus, you can start your program in our Fall, Spring or Summer semesters, and choose daytime or evening classes to fit your schedule.

Start customizing your Masters in Secondary Education program curriculum today!.


Secondary Education Degree
Dr. Dorene Huvaere
Chair, Secondary Education

"We prepare teacher candidates with a solid background in their content, strong theoretical foundation, and extensive fieldwork experiences. Our teacher candidates are enabled to blend theory and practice in becoming effective 6-12 teachers."