Share your expertise in a subject you care about with bright young minds.

Education professionals who want to obtain secondary licensure and earn a Master’s degree can do so with the Secondary Education graduate program at Lewis University. Upon graduation, students will understand the dynamics of teaching a class made up of diverse learners and be ready to teach students in grades 9-12 in the State of Illinois. Content areas include:

  • English/Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • History
  • Psychology

The Secondary Education graduate program is fully approved by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board and the Illinois State Board of Education.

Scholarship Options

  • Mines-Quinlan Annual Scholarship
  • TEACH Grant
  • Resources for the Education of Adults in the Chicago Area (REACH)
  • Scholarship
  • Lasallian Book Scholarship

Visit the Financial Aid for Educational Studies page for more information on education scholarships.

Sample Courses:

  • Integrating Educational and Assistive Technology into the Classroom
  • Pedagogy and Assessment for Effective Instruction
  • Characteristics and Development of the Adolescent Learner
  • Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities
  • Practical Research of Learning Communities

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 for the final 60 credit hours of study
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Successful completion of the Lewis University College of Education and Social Sciences Graduate Writing Examination
  • Submission of a graduate application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Meet with the appropriate Department Chair or Program Director for a personal interview to discuss education goals

Please refer to the Office of Graduate Admission for application requirements and specific next steps.


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