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2012-2013 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Health Studies

Health Studies with Teacher Certification Option (B.S.)

6-12 High School Certificate

This curriculum leads to a high school certificate that allows the graduate to teach Health Education at the high school level. It also allows an endorsement to teach Health Education at the Middle School level.

This major requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Certification programs as described in the “Teacher Certification Programs” section of this catalog and as explained at the University Admission to Teacher Education Meeting which all students must attend. Additional information on Admission, Retention and Graduation for Teacher Certification programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached.

All students must pass the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills/Test of Academic Proficiency for selection into teacher education and should complete this requirement no later than their sophomore year.

Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses used toward graduation, regardless of where they are taken. This includes general education, professional education, major and minor course, all university required courses, and electives. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.65 in order to continue in the program.

Students have two options for completing the professional education coursework – Regular Secondary Education Program and Integrated Secondary Education Program (ISEP). For more information regarding these two options please consult with your advisor. Information is also available in the Teacher Certification Program section of this catalog.

The BS in Health Studies Comprises:

1. 40 hours in general education

2. 31 hours-R OR 25-I in the professional education core


3. 45 hours in major courses

4. 6 elective hours approved by department

The department also strongly suggests the student select a minor in consultation with the advisor.

Six semester hours chosen from at least two of the areas listed below.

Three hours of HST 42751-42759, Community Health Field Service, may be completed as an elective, subject to department chair and academic advisor approval, in one of the following areas listed below.


Environmental Health

Disease Prevention and Control

Nutrition/Dietary Patterns

Mental/Emotional Health

Personal Health Practices


Selection to Teacher Education programs should occur following the freshman year but no later than the end of the sophomore year (for transfer students this should occur no later than the end of their first semester at EIU). Selection requires that students pass the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills/Test of Academic Proficiency.

University Approval to Take Teacher Education Courses should occur at the end of the first semester junior year with Formal University Admission to Teacher Education occurring at the end of the junior year. See the Teacher Certification Program section of this catalog for more information.

Departmental Approval to Student Teach must be granted prior to Student Teaching. Students must also pass the Illinois Certification Content Area test for their major prior to student teaching.

Students must pass the appropriate Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test before they can graduate from a teacher certification program.

(Major GPA based on all Health Studies courses taken at EIU.)