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Secondary Education

About the Program

Secondary Education is an Associate in Arts transfer program, intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree qualifying them to teach in high school. The CLC Secondary Education major includes a concentration of education-focused courses. After transferring from CLC, students must select a major at their transfer institution (e.g., English, math, history, etc.), which is required for Illinois secondary school teacher certification.

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Program Highlights

Program Costs & Financial Aid

  • Tuition: $128 per credit hour
    (in-district for Fall 2022)
  • Estimated Tuition Cost per Semester: $1,536 
    (12 credit hours)

This program is eligible for financial aid.

Transfer Options

Program Options & Length

  • Associate in Arts in Secondary Education:
    24 months (2 years)

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Career & Salary Snapshot

  • Salary Range: $64,000-$84,000 per year*
  • Career Outlook: Up to 5% projected national growth (2021 to 2036)**

* **Source: EMSI

Types of Classes & Locations

  • Class format: Online
  • Have flexibility to complete coursework without scheduled meetings while staying actively engaged in a fully online environment.

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On Your Way to an Associate Degree in Education

Dr. Michelle Proctor, Associate Professor of Education explains how teachers at CLC facilitate learning. "We are colleagues, we are working and we are teammates together. Kids still need to see the possibilities in themselves. They still need really great teachers."