The Secondary Education Program at MacMurray College provides the student with a strong liberal arts background, a subject matter major of thirty-three hours, and the necessary professional education courses to become certified in Illinois.
MacMurray has secondary level teacher preparation programs in the following areas: Biological Science, English, History, and Spanish (K-12).
Students may receive middle school teaching endorsement by taking two additional courses: Adolescent Psychology and Methods of Middle School Teaching.
Programs of Study
The students preparing to teach at the secondary or middle school level will complete a thirty-three hour major in their chosen subject area, and the general education courses as prescribed by the department and college, as well as the following classes:
- Technology in Teaching
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Teaching in a Diverse Society - Education of the Exceptional Learner
- General Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Field Experiences in Secondary Schools
- Secondary School Teaching Methods in Academic Area
- History and Philosophy of Education
- Principles and Methods of Secondary Education
- Student Teaching
- Adolescence (Middle School Endorsement)
- Methods of Middle School Teaching - (Middle School Endorsement)
The student seeking secondary certification will spend at least 45 hours in a secondary school setting during their sophomore year.
The student candidate completes fifteen weeks of clinical experience during the fall or spring semester of their senior year. The candidate will work with the program director to find a suitable site for their clinical experience.
The secondary teacher preparation programs are fully accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education. Illinois has reciprocity teacher certification with thirty-five other states and the District of Columbia.
Associate Professor of Secondary Education
Director of Secondary Education
Chair of the Division of Education
A.S., University of Wisconsin
B.S., University of Wisconsin — Whitewater
M.S.E., University of Wisconsin — Platteville
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin