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.

Secondary Education (BSEd)

Loyola's secondary education program prepares you to become a high school teacher with the only field-based curriculum in the country.

Gain experience in school settings right from the start of your freshman year, so that you'll have completed the equivalent of a year of full-time teaching by the time you graduate. Plus, your degree includes both a secondary education major and a major in an additional subject area. Choose from English, History, Mathematics, Political Science, or Psychology. To be a Science teacher, you can specialize in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics in our dual bachelor's/master's degree program. No matter which option you choose, you'll be in-demand on the job market, with expertise in both teaching techniques and a subject area.

Your degree also includes English as a Second Language (ESL) and qualification for the International Baccalaureate (IB) endorsements, both requirements to work in Chicago Public Schools and many other school districts. You'll be fully prepared to help students and make a positive impact on their lives.

Program Benefits

  • Get extensive classroom experience in diverse settings through Loyola’s partnerships with schools and communities.
  • Graduate with eligibility for an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement.
  • Graduate from a fully accredited college that prepares students for licensing and advanced board licensure.
  • Continually collaborate with faculty and students at all levels within your chosen specialty through professional learning communities.
  • Earn a teacher certificate through the International Baccalaureate Organization (bilingual/bicultural, elementary and secondary education graduates)