Application to College of Education programs

Students who are currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can apply to the College of Education programs. The College of Education offers five majors and a minor in secondary education.

Students interested in applying to the programs are highly encouraged to: 

  • Attend an ICT Informational Meeting for Education Majors or Secondary Education Minors.
  • Volunteer in your area of interest
  • Remain in good academic standing
  • Consult with the College of Education's advising staff (after you have attended an informational meeting). Please call 217-333-2800 to schedule an appointment.

Application to All Programs is Open (for fall admission):

  • Dec 1 - Feb 1
  • Second week of June

Please refer to the specific programs for admission requirements:

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education degree program prepares students for Illinois Early Childhood licensure (birth through grade three). The program also incorporates course work leading to an Early Childhood Special Education approval. 

Elementary Education

The Elementary Education program will prepare students for Illinois Elementary licensure (grades one through six in self-contained classrooms).

Learning and Education Studies (non-licensure major) 

The Learning and Education Studies (LES) degree program is a non-licensure major with concentrations in Digital Environments for Learning, Teaching & Agency, Applied Learning Science, Educational Equality and Cultural Understanding, and Workplace Training and Development. This curriculum prepares students for a broad range of positions requiring expertise of informal and non-formal learning and education. Examples include training and program development, international schools, and other education-related positions in agencies, business, and government. 

Middle Grades Education

The Middle Grades program will prepare students for Illinois licensure (grades five through eight) with concentrations in Social Science, Science, Mathematics, and Literacy.

Special Education 

The Department of Special Education offers an undergraduate field-based professional licensure preparation program designed to prepare teacher candidates to work with individuals with varying disabilities including: learning disabilities, social or emotional disorders, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities and other health impairments, autism and traumatic brain injury. 

Secondary Education minor

This minor is a component of the teaching option within the following College of Liberal Arts majors: biology, chemistry, English, geology, history, mathematics, and physics. Enrollment is limited to candidates in these options. For admission to the teaching option within those majors, see the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program prepares graduates to teach Secondary Education (grades 9-12) in one or more designated content areas.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in the Secondary Education teaching minor (STEP), you may visit the STEP wiki or contact LAS-Teach@illinois.edu with additional questions about the program.

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(Links available during dates listed above) 

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education 

Learning and Education Studies 

Middle Grades Education

Special Education 

Secondary Education minor