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Secondary Education Environmental Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1221 (BCR) Chicago, IL, United States
The Secondary Education Environmental Science program from DePaul University prepares you to teach 9th through 12th grade in a variety of urban and suburban education settings, including public and private high schools. You can graduate with a State of Illinois license to teach designated subject-area content.
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Overview

The Secondary Education Environmental Science program from DePaul University also provides you an opportunity to receive a Diploma Year Program Award (IB certification) to teach in International Baccalaureate schools world-wide.

The program

As part of the secondary education major, you learn educational theories and effective teaching practices, including how to design and implement curriculum; participate in extensive field experiences at multiple schools, and student teach for 10 weeks.

The secondary education program, in preparing you to meet Illinois State Licensure requirements, combines education courses from the College of Education with subject-area courses. Through the program, you have two options for becoming a licensed 9th- through 12th-grade teacher:

  • complete the secondary education degree and a second major in the subject area you intend to teach (double major), or
  • complete as part of your secondary education degree coursework in the subject area you intend to teach.

You can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Education, depending on your subject area.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Biology  For Science Majors
  • General Chemistry 
  • General Chemistry Laboratory
  • General Physics 
  • Ecology
  • Earth System Science
  • Human Impacts on the Environment
  • Environmental Data Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to submit official high school transcripts. 
  • Four years of English
  • Three years of mathematics (minimum course work equivalent to Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
  • Three years of science (two of which must be lab science)
  • Two years of social science
  • Two years of language study other than English
  • Invite your high school counselor to submit the Common Application School Report.
  • An official transcript showing courses taken and credit earned
  • Standardized test scores (ACT or SAT)
  • Official community college transcripts for any courses taken

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40551 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40551 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40551 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40551 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    40551 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40551 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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