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UIC MEd in Science Education and Teaching License

The University of Illinois at Chicago MEd in Science Education and teaching license can be earned in an intensive 12 month schedule. The program has a unique focus on learning to teach science in urban contexts with a focus on community responsive and culturally relevant curriculum and instruction. The coursework is supplemented by community partnerships through Science Education for Excellence and Equity in Chicago (Project SEEEC).

Project SEEEC is funded by an NSF Noyce grant that provides full tuition waivers, stipends, and additional professional support to outstanding students who make a commitment to teach in Chicago Public Schools. Project SEEEC also seeks to address the underrepresentation of African American and Latina/o science teachers and prioritizes educating new chemistry and physics teachers.

Important dates:

November 1, 2015 – Application deadline for Spring 2016

February 1, 2016 – Application deadline for Summer 2016 admission (final deadline for 2nd and final cohort of Project SEEEC Teaching Fellows and the next cohort of the 12-month MEd program)

For any questions, please contact Daniel Morales-Doyle (moralesd@uic.edu or (313) 996-6066).

Teaching Education Minor in Secondary School Teaching

Are you doing a major in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Math, History or English? Earn an Bachelor’s degree in LAS and a license to teach grades 9-12 in Illinois! Discover theĀ Teacher Education Minor in Secondary School Teaching.


Meet with your content advisor to determine appropriate coursework. Maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative and major GPA. Major or professional education courses with C- or lower must be retaken with a higher grade before licensure.

Testing Requirements:

Before applying to the Secondary Education Minor, you must take ONE of three tests: The Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or the ACT Plus Writing (composite score 22 or higher; combined English/Writing 19 or higher0 or the SAT (composite score 1030 or higher; writing 450 or higher).

Tutoring Requirement:

50 hours of tutoring with middle school or high school students before entering the minor.

There will be weekly information sessions Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm in room 192 Education Building. If you have any questions contact las-teach@illinois.edu or visit the website for the LAS/COE Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP).