Major in Secondary Education – Health for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

The Secondary Education - Health degree prepares students for health education teaching positions in senior high school settings (grades 9-12). Health education teachers significantly contribute to the health and well-being of school-aged children both in the classroom and as school health leaders. Students completing the Secondary Education – Health degree and graduating from Northeastern Illinois University are entitled to the Illinois Professional Education License endorsed in Senior High - Health Education.

Secondary Education – Health students complete a Clinical Experience and a Student Teaching Experience. Both experiences are a semester-long and include a weekly seminar. Students must be admitted to the Goodwin College of Education early in the program, as some courses require admittance to the Goodwin College of Education.

Exit Requirements for Secondary Education - Health Degree Completion

Successful completion of all Goodwin College of Education and HSPE Department program requirements, with the exception of a passing scores on the edTPA assessment.

Exit Requirements For Secondary Education Health Program Completion / Entitlement

Successful completion of all Goodwin College of Education and HSPE Department program requirements, with evidence of a passing score on the edTPA assessment.

Focus Program for Subsequent Teaching Licensure

In accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Administrative Code Section 25, Northeastern Illinois University now offers a Focus Program for teachers who hold a valid and current Illinois Teaching License. The Focus Program allows licensed teachers to obtain a subsequent endorsement in the area of Senior High - Health Education (grades 9-12). Candidates who complete a full focus subsequent endorsement program will be recommended for the endorsement. For further information, please contact the Teacher Education Department at (773) 442-5380.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Secondary Education – Health 

Secondary Education - Health General Education Requirements
Fine Arts - 6 cr.6
Electives
Humanities - 9 cr.9
Choose one (1) of the following
The World Of Poetry
The World Of Drama
The World Of Fiction
Electives, 6cr.
Behavioral Sciences - 12 cr.12
Life Span Development
Introduction To Cultural Anthropology
Introduction To Sociology
Choose one (1) from the following:
American National Government
United States History 1607-1877
United States History 1877-Present
Principles Of Macroeconomics
Principles Of Microeconomics
Natural Sciences - 9 cr.9
Introduction To Biology
The Changing Natural Environment
Chemistry And Society
Math/Quantitative Reasoning - 3 cr.3
Statistics In Daily Life
Other Requirements6
Writing I
Writing II
Choose one (1) from the following:3
Voice and Diction
Public Speaking
Total Hours48
Secondary Education - Health Required Courses
Major Core Courses
HLED-212Consumer Health3
HLED-303Sex Education3
HLED-309Nutrition And Health3
HLED-345Drug Education3
PEMT-305Functional And Structural Human Anatomy4
Program Electives9
Choose three (3)
Community Health
Health And Wellness Of The Emerging Adolescent
Principles Of Epidemiology In Higher Education
Age, Death, And Dying
Exercise Physiology
Writing Intensive Program:Writing In Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Athletic Professions
Teaching With Technology
Professional Preparation Level 1
BLBC-340Teaching English Learners In Diverse Classrooms3
EDFN-305Philosophical And Historical Foundations Of Public Education3
EDFN-306Education And Individual Differences3
EDFN-307Psychology Of Instruction And Learning3
EDFN-308Teaching And Learning1.5
HLED-355The Organization And Administration Of The School Health Program3
HLED-340Health Behavior Theory And Practice3
LTCY-301Teaching Literacy In Junior & Senior High Schools3
SPED-317Inclusive Teaching Strategies1.5
SCED-311Writing Intensive Program: School Curriculum3
Professional Preparation Level 2
HLED-305Health Education For The Middle And High School3
Professional Preparation Level 3
HLED-375Health Education Clinical Experience3
Professional Preparation Level 4
SCED-305KSecondary Student Teaching And Seminar - Health Education12
Total Hours70

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.

First Year
Term 1Hours
MATH-112Statistics In Daily Life3
ENGL-101Writing I3
BIO-100Introduction To Biology3
1 Fine Arts Course3
1 Behavioral Science Course (HIST-214/215 or PSCI-216)3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ENGL-102Writing II3
SOC-100Introduction To Sociology3
BIO-104The Changing Natural Environment3
1 Fine Arts Course3
1 Humanities Elective3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
ENGL-201, 202, or 203The World Of Poetry3
PEMT-305Functional And Structural Human Anatomy4
CMTC-101 or 202Public Speaking3
HLED-212 or 303Consumer Health3
 Term Hours13
Term 2
EDFN-305Philosophical And Historical Foundations Of Public Education3
EDFN-306Education And Individual Differences3
CHEM-103Chemistry And Society3
HLED-303 or 212Sex Education3
HLED-309Nutrition And Health3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
ANTH-212Introduction To Cultural Anthropology3
EDFN-307Psychology Of Instruction And Learning3
HLED-345Drug Education3
1 HLED Elective3
1 Humanities Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
LTCY-301Teaching Literacy In Junior Senior High Schools3
HLED-307Human Diseases3
SCED-311Writing Intensive Program: School Curriculum3
HLED-340Health Behavior Theory And Practice3
 Term Hours12
Fourth Year
Term 1
HLED-305Health Education For The Middle And High School3
BLBC-340Teaching English Learners In Diverse Classrooms3
HLED-355The Organization And Administration Of The School Health Program3
1 HLED Elective3
 Term Hours12
Term 2
EDFN-308Teaching And Learning1.5
HLED-375Health Education Clinical Experience3
SPED-317Inclusive Teaching Strategies1.5
PSYC-110Life Span Development3
1 HLED Elective3
 Term Hours12
Fifth Year
Term 1
SCED-305KSecondary Student Teaching And Seminar - Health Education12
 Term Hours12
 Total Hours: 121