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Masters Plus Teaching Licensure

If you are not a licensed teacher and want to pursue teacher licensure and a Masters degree, we invite you to apply to our Masters plus Teaching Licensure program in:
Students in the Masters Plus Teaching Licensure Program follow the same sequence of professional education courses as undergraduate students, in addition to completing the courses required for a Masters in Education (EdM) degree.

Early Childhood Education

This program prepares teachers for preschool, kindergarten, and the early primary grades (one through three) of the elementary school. Graduates of the program qualify for the early childhood license with early childhood special education approval. Illinois law and Council on Teacher Education policy require that all candidates for admission to a teacher preparation program pass the Illinois Licensure Testing System test of Basic Skills prior to admission.  The final and only deadline to apply for this program is March 1, to start in the following fall term.

In order to complete the requirements for Early Childhood licensure as well as for the Ed.M. degree, candidates can expect to spend at least two full years.

Elementary Education

This program prepares teachers for grades kindergarten through nine. Illinois law and Council on Teacher Education policy require that all candidates for admission to a teacher preparation program pass the Illinois Licensure Testing System test for Basic Skills prior to admission.  The final and only deadline to apply for this program is March 1, to start in the following fall term

In order to complete the requirements for Elementary licensure as well as for the Ed.M. degree, candidates can expect to spend at least two full years.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Early Childhood or Elementary Masters plus Teaching Licensure programs, please contact:

Nancy MacGregor
Masters + Teaching Licensure Advisor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
217-333-3852217-333-3852
gmac@illinois.edu

Secondary Education

You can become licensed to teach in either Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, or English at the middle school and high school levels. You must have appropriate content knowledge in the area in which you wish to become licensed. Illinois law and Council on Teacher Education policy require that all candidates for admission to a teacher preparation program pass the Illinois Licensure Testing System test of Basic Skills prior to admission and pass the appropriate content area test. The final and only deadline to apply for this program is March 1, to start in the following fall term.

In order to complete the requirements for Secondary licensure as well as for the Ed.M. degree, candidates can expect to spend at least two full years.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Secondary Masters plus Teaching Licensure program, please contact:

Myranda Lyons
Graduate Programs Secretary
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
217-244-3391217-244-3391
mjlyons@illinois.edu

Interested in Applying?

The deadline to apply for the Masters Plus Teaching Licensure Programs is March 1.  This is the final, only, and firm deadline for the program.  Please have all application materials turned in by this date.  The programs begin the following fall term.

For more information on applying to the Masters Plus Teaching Licensure Programs, please see our application page for more information.