Education Certificate

The Dominican University School of Education offers a rich variety of programs for undergraduates. Students wishing to teach at the secondary level (grades 9 -12) will take courses toward teacher licensure in addition to those required for the mathematics major. Students apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program after taking EDUC 200. There is a separate application for student teaching. In addition to taking courses in the School of Education, students will have hours of field experience where they visit and observe classrooms at nearby schools. In order to student teach, students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 as well as a GPA of 2.75 in their major coursework and their education coursework.

All Dominican courses and programs meet the teacher certification requirements of the Illinois State Board of Education. The courses are carefully developed to include an optimal blend of subject-area content, educational theory, and hands-on skill development.