Endorsements

Students in the MEd Science Education program are eligible to pursue the following endorsements.

High School Endorsements

The MEd Science Education program (Strand A) is designed to prepare students who already have an extensive science background (equivalent to an undergraduate degree in a science field) with an Illinois Professional Educator License with endorsements in one or more of the following five content areas:

  • Science: Biology
  • Science: Chemistry
  • Science: Earth and Space Science
  • Science: Environmental Science
  • Science: Physics

Many of our students are eligible to receive two or more of these endorsements upon completing the program. For more information about state licensure requirements, please visit the Illinois State Board of Education website. To speak with program faculty about endorsements, please reach out to Strand A program coordinator, Dr. Daniel Morales-Doyle, at moralesd@uic.edu.

Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsements

The Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsements are for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing, or who have earned, an Illinois Professional Educator License. The endorsements enable students to teach in a Bilingual and/or English as a Second Language setting.