Majors with Secondary Education


Licensure programs at the secondary (high school) level are available in:

  • English (6–12)
  • Mathematics (6–12)
  • Social Science (6–12) with a designation in History

The secondary teacher licensure program at Eureka College is currently in transition to a new curriculum, a process that will last approximately three years. The requirements listed below may be subject to change necessitated by this transition. Notably, the total number of required credit hours in Professional Education will be less than 50 for students entering as freshmen in 2014-15, and transfer students entering Eureka College in 2014-15 will follow the program requirements in the 2013-14 catalog.

Students should refer to specific subject (major) areas of this catalog for requirements in their chosen area(s). To obtain additional High School endorsements, a student must complete 24 semester hours in a subject area, with at least 12 upper-division hours. Special requirements apply to Science and Social Science areas. (See Teacher Education Program personnel for further information.)

Requirements for a major in Secondary Education

Completion of one of the major programs indicated above, plus the following:

Professional Education

All of the following:

PSY207 Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development 3
EDU170 Introduction to Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
EDU185 Foundations of American Education 3
EDU227W Educational Psychology 3
EDU228L Educational Psychology Field Experience 0.5
EDU229 Educating the Exceptional Child 3
EDU240-242 Secondary Methods [Content Area] I 1
EDU340-342 Secondary Methods [Content Area] II 1
EDU350 Language and Literacy in Adolescence 1
EDU366A Secondary Diversity Practicum 1
EDU366B Secondary Content Practicum 1
EDU380 Middle School Methods and Management 3
EDU390 Educational Technology 2
EDU415 Secondary Classroom Management 1
EDU431W Educational Assessment 2
EDU435 Field Experience for Secondary Student Teachers 0.5
EDU440-442 Methods of Teaching in Secondary School 2
EDU455 Education Seminar 1
EDU466 Student Teaching 14
TOTAL:   46

Plus all of the following:

ART or MUS one course in ART or MUS 3
ENG103W Academic Writing and Research 3
ENG301W Advanced Academic Writing and Research 3
HED179 First Aid, CPR, and Injury Prevention 1
MAT260 Statistics (except sceondary math track) 3
One laboratory science course 4

One of the following:

COM110 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
THA130 Acting I – Introduction to Acting 3
TOTAL:   20