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Impact In The World

Breakthrough Research

Education at Illinois is not just a physical site for educational research, scholarship, and teaching. We are the hub of a global and local network of collaborative relationships joining researchers, practitioners, and professional colleagues.

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Community Engagement

The responsibilities of the College of Education extend well beyond the classroom and past the edge of the University of Illinois campus. As a public institution, we remain very much a public resource for our state and for the nation.

From continuing professional development opportunities for practicing educators to a federally funded training center for the early childhood Headstart programs, College faculty, students and staff work daily bridging the gap between academic pursuit and real world practice.

Community Engagement Initiatives

Teacher Preparation

Graduates of our teacher education programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education are among the most heavily recruited in the state. In collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we also prepare secondary school teachers in math, science, English and Social Studies.

Undergraduate Programs - Graduate Programs - Online Programs

Youth Literature Festival

Youth Literature Festival - YLFThe Youth Literature Festival is designed to bring together families from throughout the area, those involved with the public sector, and a variety of community groups for one main goal: putting literature at the heart of our lives. Events include entertainment for children and adults of all ages, from storytelling, puppetry, readings, lectures, book signings, and discussions featuring the Festival authors and illustrators, to a poetry cafe for middle and high school students, from museum and library exhibits at Krannert Art Museum and Orpheum Children's Museum, to student musical performances.