Total Semester Hours Required for Degree: 120-124 hours depending on Emphasis (see below)
Career and Technical Education prepares students to teach middle or secondary level business, family and consumer sciences, or technology.
The business education emphasis requires 41 hours of general education, 42 hours of professional education, and 33 hours of content. The family and consumer sciences education emphasis requires 40 hours of general education, 49 hours of professional education, and 34 hours of content. The technology education emphasis requires 40 hours of general education, 39 hours of professional education, and 33 hours of content.
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. 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 Licensure programs can be found on the College of Education website at https://www.eiu.edu/coe/teached.php.
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 courses, 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 Secondary Education Professional Education Course Sequence. Information is available in the Teacher Licensure Program section of this catalog.