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

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Join us for the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Open House! Please note that this event is only for current Loyola undergraduate students.

The Open House will be held on February 29, 2024, at the Lake Shore campus. It's a valuable opportunity for you to:

  • Engage with program directors and gain insights into Loyola's accelerated degree pathways.

  • Connect with advising staff members to plan your academic journey. 

  • Explore your academic options and discover how an accelerated program can benefit your educational goals.

RSVP by filling out the form below to secure your spot at the Open House and receive further information about the event.

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


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 requirements for the Secondary Education MEd include:

  • 1 Letter of Recommendation

  • 2.5 Minimum GPA

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Resume/CV

  • Statement of Purpose

Please note that the Mathematics content area has a 2.5 minimum GPA requirement, whereas all other content areas have a 3.0 minimum GPA requirement.

Statement of Purpose Details

Your statement should be 2-3 pages (double spaced) and describe your academic and professional experience, plans and goals for this program and upon completion of graduate coursework, and your perspective on social justice as it applies to being a high school teacher. Please clearly indicate your content area of choice (Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, or Social Studies). You should also include why you are a good fit for Loyola University Chicago's teacher education program.

Start Your Application

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