Teacher Certification

Non-Social Science Disciplines and Certification Areas

This information applies to students who are completing a certification program in a discipline other than a social science area.

Students who wish to get an endorsement in a social science but are enrolled in a non-social science program must complete each of the following requirements:

  1. Pass the content-area test for the designation
  2. Complete 32 semester hours in the broad field of Social Sciences with a minimum of:
    1. 12 semester hours in the designation
    2. Courses in at least two other subject areas in the broad field

Please view the links to the right regarding coursework recomendations by discipline.

Students seeking an endorsement in History or a Social Science should consult with our program Advisor and/or Coordinator as well as the Illinois State Board of Education's Certification Guide section 7 on endorsements