Minor in the Teaching of English

Secondary education majors from other disciplines who want to minor in the Teaching of English must complete 18 hours in the English minor curriculum listed. Taking at least one English Education methods course, such as ENGL 480, is recommended.

This minor is open only to students obtaining full licensure in an approved UIC Teacher Education major. To teach English as a second subject in Illinois public schools, one must meet all additional course and other requirements established by the Illinois State Board of Education.

The teaching license is not automatically awarded upon successful completion of licensure and degree requirements. Before the license is issued, the candidate must file an application with the State of Illinois and take an examination administered by the State Board of Education. For information on application procedures, contact the Council on Teacher Education.