Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program

Secondary Education MEd

About the Secondary Education MEd Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree at Loyola

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s programs allow full-time students to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years. Learn more about the Secondary Education MEd Master's degree and eligible undergraduate Bachelor's degrees below.

Please note that the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's program in Secondary Education is not accepting applications through the Spring 2025 term.

The full-time, 13-month Secondary Education MEd program is accepting applications.

Secondary Education MEd Graduate Program

This program will prepare you to teach at the high school level. Whether you've envisioned yourself teaching in Chicago, another big city, or a rural community, you'll have the practical skills and professional values you need to support and influence students at a critical, formative time in their life.

Eligible Undergraduate Programs

  • Biology BS
  • Chemistry BA
  • Physics BS
Interested in learning more?

Visit our Secondary Education MEd webpage for information about Career Opportunities, Results & Skills, and more.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

Loyola’s extensive course catalog will always house the latest Secondary Education MEd Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's program course information, including degree requirements, course descriptions, prerequisite requirements, available concentrations, and more.

Additionally, this resource will provide learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Step By Step: Chart Your Accelerated Degree Path

Please note that the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's program in Secondary Education is not accepting applications through the Spring 2025 term.

The full-time, 13-month Secondary Education MEd program is accepting applications.

  1. Explore options in undergraduate years one and two. Connect with your academic and career advisors and chart a two-year schedule to establish the best path toward your degrees.

  2. Apply in undergraduate year three. Students applying to an Accelerated Bachelors/Masters program will experience a slightly different application process. Please review the application requirements below for process information and required supporting materials. Loyola students do not need to submit official transcripts. Start your application here.

  3. Begin graduate course work. In undergraduate year four, you will take both undergraduate and graduate courses and complete your bachelor's degree.

  4. Complete your graduate course work in year five. Graduate with your master's degree.

Please note that transfer students may have a slightly different timeline. Transfer students who are juniors may apply at the end of their second semester.

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Biology BS/Secondary Education MEd are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Summer
Priority: February 15
General: March 31

Summer I 2024 only: May 3, 2024

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Biology BS/Secondary Education MEd include:

  • 1 Letter of Recommendation

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency

  • Resume/CV

  • Statement of Purpose

Course Requirements

Please view the Biology BS/Secondary Education MEd Academic Catalog page for important curriculum information, including recommended course sequencing.

Statement of Purpose Details

Please write a narrative of one to three pages addressing the following items:

  1. Describe your academic/research interests and your professional goals.
  2. Describe your life experiences which have influenced your view of social justice.
  3. Describe any research and professional experiences.
  4. Describe why social justice is a vital aspect of preparing to teach in urban communities.
Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Chemistry BA/Secondary Education MEd are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Summer:
Priority: February 15
General: March 31


Summer I 2024 only: May 3, 2024

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Chemistry BA/Secondary Education MEd include:

  • 1 Letter of Recommendation

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency

  • Resume/CV

  • Statement of Purpose

Course Requirements

Please view the Chemistry BA/Secondary Education MEd Academic Catalog page for important curriculum information, including recommended course sequencing.

Statement of Purpose Details

Please write a narrative of one to three pages addressing the following items:

  1. Describe your academic/research interests and your professional goals.
  2. Describe your life experiences which have influenced your view of social justice.
  3. Describe any research and professional experiences.
  4. Describe why social justice is a vital aspect of preparing to teach in urban communities.
Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Physics BS/Secondary Education MEd are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Summer
Priority: February 15
General: March 31

Summer I 2024 only: May 3, 2024

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Physics BS/Secondary Education MEd include:

  • 1 Letter of Recommendation

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency

  • Resume/CV

  • Statement of Purpose

Course Requirements

Please view the Physics BS/Secondary Education MEd Academic Catalog page for important curriculum information, including recommended course sequencing.

Statement of Purpose Details

Please write a narrative of one to three pages addressing the following items:

  1. Describe your academic/research interests and your professional goals.
  2. Describe your life experiences which have influenced your view of social justice.
  3. Describe any research and professional experiences.
  4. Describe why social justice is a vital aspect of preparing to teach in urban communities.
Start Your Application

Applying online to the accelerated program is a swift, uncomplicated, and cost-free process. After submission, you can proceed to send and upload any additional requirements.

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