The College of Education has five programs to which transfer students may apply:

  • The Early Childhood Education degree program prepares students for Illinois Early Childhood licensure (birth through grade three).
  • The Elementary Education degree program leads to licensure in grades 1-6.
  • The Learning and Education Studies (LES) non-licensure degree program offers concentrations in Applied Learning Science; Education Equality and Cultural Understanding; Digital Environments for Learning, Teaching & Agency; and Workplace Training and Development. The LES major prepares students for a broad range of positions in learning and education.
  • The Middle Grades Education degree program leads to licensure in grades 5-8.
  • The Special Education degree program is designed to prepare teacher candidates to work with individuals with varying disabilities and will lead to Illinois licensure to teach students with disabilities from ages 5 through 21 in a range of settings.

Please Contact the College of Education for Further Information

Students interested in transferring to the College of Education should complete and submit this online form. Please note, you will need to create a new account using the link located beside the Login button.

The online form you submit will initiate the process of addressing specific questions about the program, coursework requirements, and course transferability to guide you through the admission process. After completion and submission of the required form, prospective applicants will be encouraged to contact the College of Education advising staff for individual assistance with their academic plan.

Transfer Handbook

If you anticipate transferring to the University of Illinois, refer to the transfer handbook for information about GPA requirements, Illinois State Board of Education licensure requirements and recommended course sequences.

Hours Verification Form

All students interested in transferring to the Special Education program must submit a form verifying 50 hours of experience with the population they wish to teach; Please see the form for specific criteria.

Test of Academic Proficiency

If you are planning to apply to a teacher education major in the College of Education, you may register for the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). The Illinois State Board of Education has determined the ACT Plus Writing/SAT scores can be used in lieu of a passing score on the Test of Academic Proficiency (formerly known as the Illinois Test of Basic Skills). Please visit the ACT/SAT in Lieu of TAP page for more information.

For information on Illinois Transfer admission requirements please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions web site.

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Information for Transfer Students Admitted to the College of Education