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About Educator Licensure, Secondary Science


Exemplary • Focused  • Engaging

Discover quality and a learning environment that promotes mastery in one's content field.  Our certification program is determined to educate and train graduates to become "highly effective" classroom professionals.  Significant emphasis is placed on inquiry-based learning, collaboration, creative and critical thinking in the science classroom, and meaningful interactions with students that impact the students' knowledge and achievement.

We offer 5 different Science Teacher Preparation programs:  Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science and Physics.  Have each of those be a link to the program requirement document for that discipline.

Next steps:

  1. Talk to your discipline advisor
  2. Complete the requirements for your application 

Contact Us

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Paul Fix, Asst. Director
Secondary Science Educator Licensure
326 Faraday
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-6819