To help undergraduate students better prepare for graduate work in education, the School of Education has created a 15-credit teacher education minor. This will allow students who plan to enter the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Professional Year (PY), or the Masters in Special Education with Academic Instructional Certification (MOSAIC) programs the opportunity to make progress on the prerequisite education courses required for those programs and earn an added credential on their official transcripts. The minor provides the undergraduate students with the admission requirement of satisfactorily completing 30 hours of site work in secondary schools by their engagement in field experiences embedded within the courses in the minor.
Completion of the teacher education minor does not automatically guarantee admission into the MAT, PY, or MOSAIC programs, nor does it fulfill all necessary prerequisites.
Students must complete 5 courses (15 credits) for the minor. IL 1580 is a required prerequisite for the MAT, PY, and MOSAIC programs. IL 1257 is a required prerequisite for MOSAIC only. MAT/PY candidates should take an approved elective in place of IL 1257 . The list of approved courses is below: