2023-2024 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Biology/Secondary Education (BS/MEd)

Become a high school biology teacher: In this five-year, dual-degree program, students earn a bachelor's degree in Biology and a master's degree in Secondary Education, preparing them to teach grades 9-12. Through this program, students qualify for an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) in Secondary Education (grades 9-12) and fulfill the requirements for the Illinois English as Second Language (ESL) endorsement. Additional endorsements can be added to teach science in Middles Grades (grades 5-8), as well as additional science disciplines.

In Illinois there is a critical need for secondary science teachers. Numerous job opportunities are available for students interested in becoming secondary science teachers.

  • Earn both degrees together in less time and at a lower cost than it would take if pursued separately.
  • Gain broad perspective through a multidisciplinary curriculum.
  • Get real-world classroom experience in diverse settings through Loyola partnerships with schools and communities.
  • Gain extensive experiences engaging with diverse populations, including students with special needs and those labeled as English language learners (ELL).