The 128 credit-hour minimum is achievable by using specific courses that meet both general education requirements and the Secondary Education major curriculum requirements. We recommend students work with their academic advisor.
The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education degree leads to the state of Illinois Professional Educator Licensure in Secondary Education. Secondary Education majors must complete all requirements of the College of Education to be eligible for licensure.
Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) are general education courses Concordia-Chicago agrees to accept in lieu of comparable, lower-division general education requirements. For more information regarding IAI transfer credit, please see the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s iTransfer website at www.itransfer.org.
Secondary General Education Requirements
Communication (9 Hours)
|ENG-2000||Writing About Literature||3|
Humanities (9 Hours)
|HUM-1995||Arts and Ideas (incoming freshmen, transfer students exempt)||3|
|HIS-1200||History of the American People to 1877 1||3|
|or HIS-1250||History of the American People since 1877|
|Vocation and College Success (transfer students exempt)|
|Transfer students select one 3 credit additional courses from the following list as needed to total nine hours of Humanities:||3|
|Introduction to the Visual Arts|
|Two-Dimensional Basic Studio|
|Three-Dimensional Basic Studio|
|Western Art: Pre-history–Renaissance|
|Non-Western Art 2|
|Introduction to Film Studies|
|Global Documentary 2|
|Literature for Children, Adolescents & Young Adults (May also be applied to program coursework)|
|African American Literature|
|Survey of Early Modern Europe, 1350-1815|
|Survey of Modern Europe Since 1815|
|Survey of World History to 1350 2|
|Survey of the World Since 1350 2|
|History of Illinois|
|Exploration of Music|
|Survey of Western Music|
|Music of World Cultures 2|
|History of Jazz|
|Introduction to Theater|
|Survey of Church History|
|Encountering Religion in America|
Any Philosophy course
Any Foreign Language course 2
Secondary Math or Science majors may choose HIS-1325 Survey of the World Since 1350.
Meets Global Studies requirement.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 Hours)
|EDUC-2020||Human and Cognitive Development||3|
|PSY-4125||Child and Adolescent Psychology||3|
|SBS-1995||People and Society (transfer students exempt)||3|
|Transfer students select additional courses from the following list as needed to total nine hours of Social and Behavioral Sciences:|
|Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 1|
|Foundations of Economics|
|Foundations of Ethics of American Education (May also be applied to Special Education major)|
|Geography of North America|
|World Geography: Culture Patterns 1|
|The Developing World 1|
|American Government and Politics|
|Introduction to Sociology|
Meets Global Studies requirement.
Global Studies (3 Hours)
At least one course with a Global Studies must be taken.
Natural Sciences (7-8 Hours)
One science course must include a lab. Secondary Science Education majors should select courses that count toward your major.
|Any course in the Biological Science||3-4|
|Any course in Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, or NSCI||3-4|
Mathematics (3 Hours)
|MAT-1550||Finite Mathematics 1||3|
Secondary Education Mathematics Majors should not take this course; see your advisor.
Health/Fitness (1 Hour)
|PES-1010||Fitness and Wellness||1|
Theology – Public Teacher Education (6 Hours)
|THY-1210||Introduction to Christianity||3|
Theology – Lutheran Teacher Education (21 Hours)
|Required Methods Course|
|EDUC-4900||Lutheran Teacher: Vocation and Methods||3|
|Theology Minor (2.75 GPA Required)|
|THY-2220||Lutheran Foundations 1||3|
|THY-2010||Introduction to the Old Testament 2||3|
|THY-3105||Introduction to the New Testament||3|
|THY-3320||Survey of Church History||3|
|THY-3220||Lutheran Theology 1||3|
|THY-4220||Lutheran Theology 2||3|
Fulfills Gen. Ed. Theology Doctrine requirement.
Fulfills Gen. Ed. Theology Bible requirement.