The TEACH: Secondary Education Mathematics program combines a College of Science and Health (CSH) undergraduate Mathematical Sciences degree with a graduate-level College of Education (COE) Master's in Education degree. Students graduate with either a BA or BS in Mathematical Sciences and an MEd in Education with a Professional Educator License and math endorsement in Secondary Education Mathematics (grades 9-12 or 6-12) in the State of Illinois.
This combined degree program of the College of Science and Health and the College of Education was collaboratively developed and is governed and taught by faculty from both units. The program features the integration of disciplinary content with educational foundations and pedagogical content knowledge. The Junior Year Experiential Learning course, Senior Capstone course, and the three double-counted undergraduate/graduate courses offer students a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate studies and from major-field coursework to teacher-preparation coursework. The 5th-year Master’s level coursework builds on students’ undergraduate experiences through a series of integrated courses that include consistent and long-term field experiences culminating in a student-teaching experience during the Spring of students’ fifth year.