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

The Secondary Education - Health degree prepares students for health education teaching positions in secondary schools (grades 6-12). 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 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 College of Education early in the program, as some courses require admittance to the College of Education.

Exit Requirements for Secondary Education - Health Degree Completion

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

Note about APT: Currently, the ISBE requires licensure candidates to pass the APT exam. This regulation is in the process of being changed.  Please check with your advisor or the department chair about the status of the APT exam.

General Education - Distributive Learning 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

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.

At least 3
*

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

Secondary Education - Health General Education Requirements
Fine Arts - 6cr.6
Electives
Humanities - 9cr.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 - 9cr.9
Introduction To Biology
The Changing Natural Environment
Chemistry And Society
Math/Quantitative Reasoning - 3cr.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 & Wellness Of The Emerging Adolescent Student
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
EDFN-313Problems, Issues And Practices In Education3
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
HLED-375Health Education Clinical Experience3
Professional Preparation Level 3
SCED-305KSecondary Student Teaching And Seminar - Health Education9
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-355The Organization And Administration Of The School Health Program3
HLED-307Human Diseases3
SCED-311Writing Intensive Program: School Curriculum3
 Term Hours12
Fourth Year
Term 1
HLED-305Health Education For The Middle And High School3
BLBC-340Teaching English Learners In Diverse Classrooms3
EDFN-313Problems, Issues And Practices In Education3
HLED-375Health Education Clinical Experience3
1 HLED Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
HLED-202Safety Education3
EDFN-308Teaching And Learning1.5
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 Education9
 Term Hours9
 Total Hours: 121