Secondary Education

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Program Overview

Our Secondary Education coursework begins with a focus on general high school education, then narrows into the best methods for teaching within the candidate’s chosen content area.

Practicum experiences allow candidates options to work with diverse high school students in after-school settings, and private and public schools in preparation to one day be educators of students grades 9-12.


Why Secondary Education at Judson?


In Illinois, secondary teacher candidates must pursue licensure in a particular academic content area.

Judson University offers secondary licensure in the following academic disciplines:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science & Biology
  • Science & Chemistry

Post-Graduate Opportunities

The Judson University Graduate program offers a number of post-graduate degrees for those with an Education undergraduate education including an M.Ed in Literacy and three different Doctorate programs.

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Education Department

Learn more about the other programs offered in the Education Department.

Making a Difference

Teachers walk into their classroom having the opportunity everyday to make a difference. At Judson University, we can give you the skills you need to make the most of that opportunity. You’ll find our education graduates in almost every school in the northern Fox River Valley and in many schools across the country.

Our education curriculum’s emphasis on extensive field experience and commitment to Christian ethics keeps our graduates in high demand.

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Office of Admissions


Dr. Joy Towner
Education Department Chair, Professor

Get Real-World Experience

Unlike many education programs, we give our students the chance to begin practicum experiences starting their freshman year. This way you can decide early on if teaching is the right path for you. 

By graduation, our students have years of experience in diverse public and private classroom settings and are well-prepared for their transition to a full-time educator.

Illinois Professional Teaching Standards

The education programs align with the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards and prepare candidates for Illinois licensure. Any candidates wishing to teach in another state should check with that state’s board of education to determine the ease of transferring the Illinois license.

Find Success at Judson

The education department at Judson University teaches you how to be an effective educator through mentorship and authentic practical experiences! I graduated from Judson and, two weeks later, I confidently walked into my own classroom with a diverse background of experiences, strategies, and resources. When I started at Judson, I was a college student, but I left as a professional.”
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Ashley Chally2020 Graduate, 6th Grade Mathematics Teacher, Algonquin Middle School District 300 | Algonquin, IL