Bachelor of Science 
Secondary Education

Secondary Education at Greenville University 

A Bachelor of Science in secondary education will prepare and license you for a career in teaching students from grades 9-12. As a secondary education major, you'll take professional education credits dispersed with the content specialization courses you need to pursue a teaching career in your chosen area of study.

You can choose from the following options: 
English Language Arts 

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90% job placement
Ninety percent of graduates from Greenville University’s School of Education find work in the field of education within the first year after graduation.
99% pass rate on edTPA

Students at GU currently have a 99% pass rate on the edTPA, a high-stakes test required in the State of Illinois for licensure.

300 classroom hours

Acquire more than 300 hours of experience in classroom from rural to urban settings.

Why GU


Double licensure. Complete double licensure requirements for early childhood and elementary education in a four-year bachelor's degree program. Double licensure allows teachers to work with students from birth through grade 6 in public schools, providing a wide range of opportunities.


Gateways ECE credential. Greenville University is a Gateways to Opportunity entitled institution for the ECE credential levels 2,3,4, and 5.


Fully accredited. Our School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).


Character education. Earn nationally recognized certification in character education from Character Plus and learn to educate the whole child.

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Secondary Education, BS Course Requirements

Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.