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Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's in Secondary Education, BA/BS to MA

Accelerate Your Teaching Career

The BA to MA Accelerated Program in Secondary Education is designed for undergraduates who wish to become secondary teachers in biology, English, history or mathematics. Students earn a BA degree in four years in these content areas and then earn an MA degree in secondary education in the fifth year. Students who successfully complete the accelerated, dual degree program earn a State of Illinois teaching license with an endorsement in biology, English, History or mathematics, grades 9-12.


Why Roosevelt for your Bachelor's

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Comprehensive Accreditation

This five-year program enables biology, English, history and mathematics majors to earn a BA in the academic discipline, an MA in Secondary Education, and become licensed to teach grades 9-12.

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Accelerated Accomplishment

By starting the MA in Secondary Education during their final year of undergraduate study, students obtain their teaching license more quickly.

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Practical Experience

Students can expect focused and practical assignments, engaging discussions and small group projects with 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.

“I just love my students and our program. As a former principal, nothing gives me greater joy than seeing our students go on to become outstanding middle school and high school teachers.”

Linda Pincham
Associate Professor, Secondary Education, Roosevelt University