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Secondary Education | B.S.

secondary studentsBachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education | Secondary Education

The IU South Bend School of Education offers several degree programs in secondary education. Successful secondary education graduates are licensed in one or more content areas for grades 5-12. Each candidate’s degree program is aligned with the developmental standards for both the middle school/junior high and high school levels as defined by the Indiana Department of Education. Candidates may select one or more of the following content areas:

  • English/language arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science (candidate selects one or more areas from the following: life science, Earth/space science, physical science, physics, or chemistry)
  • Social studies (candidate selects three areas from the following six options: historical perspectives, government and citizenship, geographical perspectives, economics, psychology, and sociology)
  • World languages (French, Spanish, or German)

Candidates may choose to add to any of the above content areas |

  • English as a new language
  • Special education—mild interventions

A license in any of the areas listed above requires the completion of specified general-education courses, professional education courses, and content area courses for a minimum total of 124 credit hours for the Bachelor of Science degree. Candidates are advised that there are very few elective courses in the secondary education degree programs and that early program selection and advising is important for timely graduation.

As of July 2010, programs in the School of Education leading to teacher licensure are undergoing extensive revision to conform to Indiana’s new teacher licensure requirements known as Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA). While these rules became effective in July 2010, students who complete all coursework and all other licensing requirements prior to August 31, 2013, will be licensed under the previous rules known as Rules 2002. Students who complete courses or any licensing requirements at any point after August 31, 2013, will be required to meet requirements under REPA.

For specific courses and advising information, candidates must contact the Office of Education Student Services to speak with an undergraduate advisor. For general program information, candidates may also request to speak with the department head.

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