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Dual Degree Master's in Math/Business and Secondary Education

College of Education

The Dual Degree Program in Math/Business and Secondary Education is designed for undergraduates who wish to become secondary teachers in mathematics or business. Students earn a BA degree in four years in math or business and then earn an MA degree in secondary education in a fifth year. Students who successfully complete the dual degree program earn a State of Illinois teaching license with an endorsement in math or business, grades 9-12.

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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Master's

This five year program enables Business and Math majors to earn a BA in the academic discipline, an MA in Secondary Education and become licensed to teach math or business in grades 9-12. By starting the MA in Secondary Education during their final year of undergraduate study, students obtain their teaching license more quickly and at a very affordable price in comparison to traditional graduate degree programs.

Lilibeth Castillo
, Department Contact

Expectations & Requirements


Students must have a major in Math or Business at Roosevelt University, and apply for admission prior to the start of their senior year.

Teaching is an immensely rewarding profession, but requires a lot of time, commitment and effort. Students can expect focused and practical assignments, engaging discussion and small group projects, and intensive field experiences in diverse schools and classrooms. During the final semester, students complete a 15 week student teaching experience at a partner school under the guidance of a mentor teacher and a university supervisor.

Sample Courses

  • Seminar in Secondary Education
  • Methods of Teaching Secondary Business Education
  • Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics
  • Field Experience in Secondary Education


Graduates are employed as middle school and high school teachers in Illinois public and private schools.


This is a truly unique program. As a former principal, nothing gives me greater joy than seeing our undergraduate students go on to become outstanding middle school and high school teachers.

Linda Pincham
Associate Professor, Secondary Education​, Roosevelt University