To obtain a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education, candidates must complete a 39 hour program. The coursework is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be successful classroom teachers. Candidates may choose to only complete the coursework and clinical hours needed for secondary certification, or they may continue their studies and earn a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education. Candidates seeking a Master of Arts degree must complete a comprehensive examination.
Lewis offers Type 09 Secondary Certification in the areas of: English/language arts; mathematics; science with designations in biology, chemistry or physics; and social science with designations in history or psychology.
All teacher education programs are approved for entitlement by the Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Illinois State Teacher Certification Board. In addition, the College of Education has earned NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accreditation.
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Master's College or University I
Loans are available for those who qualify. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Lewis University FAFSA School Code: 001707.