May 21, 2018  
2014-2015 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Health Studies

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

Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

6-12 High School Licensure

This curriculum leads to licensure that allows the graduate to teach Health Education at the high school level.

This major requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Licensure programs as described in the “Teacher Licensure 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 Licensure programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at

All students must pass the Illinois Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency or document a composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT plus Writing 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 must complete the professional education coursework following the Regular Secondary Education Professional Education Course Sequence. Information is available in the Teacher Licensure Program section of this catalog.

The BS in Health Studies Comprises:

1. 40 hours in general education

2. 34 hours in the professional education course sequence

3. 45 hours in major courses

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

4. 6 elective hours approved by department

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 Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency or document a composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT plus Writing.

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 Licensure 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 Licensure Content Area test for their major prior to student teaching.

Students must pass the appropriate Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test before they can receive their teaching license from Illinois or any other state.

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