Career and Technical Education prepares students to teach high school business, family and consumer sciences, or technology. For students also wanting to be eligible to teach in a middle school, additional Middle Level Education courses are required.
The business education emphasis requires 41 hours of general education, 36-42 hours of professional education, and 36-39 hours of content. The family and consumer sciences education emphasis requires 40 hours of general education, 34-40 hours of professional education, and 45 hours of content. The technology education emphasis requires 40 hours of general education, 34-40 hours of professional education, and 32 hours of content.
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. Students must gain University Approval to take Teacher Education Courses no later than the end of their first semester of their junior year in order to use this suggested plan. 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 for selection into teacher education and should complete this requirement no later than their sophomore year.
All students graduating after December 2011 with a teacher certification major must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses, regardless where they are taken, used toward graduation. This includes general education, professional education, major and minor courses, all university required courses, and electives. In addition, all 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 (RSEP) 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.