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 Meetings 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:
The Early Childhood Education degree program prepares students for Illinois Early Childhood licensure (birth through grade three). Students licensed on or after September 1, 2019 will be licensed to teach birth to grade two per Illinois State Board of Education rule changes. The Early Childhood Education program incorporates course work leading to an Early Childhood Special Education approval.
The Elementary Education program will prepare students for Illinois Elementary licensure (grades one through six in self-contained classrooms).
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.
The Middle Grades program will prepare students for Illinois licensure (grades five through eight) with concentrations in Social Science, Science, Mathematics, and Literacy.
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.
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.
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