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

  • Early Childhood Education degree program prepares students for Illinois Early Childhood licensure (birth through grade two).
  • Elementary Education degree program leads to licensure in grades 1-6.
  • 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.
  • Middle Grades Education degree program leads to licensure in grades 5-8.
  • 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

Prior to proceeding to student teaching in an Illinois Educator Preparation Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, prospective candidates must take and pass an Illinois approved test of basic skills. Approved tests consist of the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), ACT or SAT with approved scores. Please note:  As identified in the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)'s Teach Illinois: Strong Teachers, Strong Classrooms report, beginning June 30, 2019, the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP400) will be put on hold indefinitely while ISBE conducts a study of alternative basic skills assessments.  The last day to register for the TAP is June 27, 2019.  TAP tests passed prior to June 30, 2019, will continue to be accepted to meet the Illinois basic skills requirement past June 30, 2019.  ISBE will continue to require specific scores on the ACT or SAT as a test of basic skills for the issuance of a Professional Educator License.  Please visit the ACT/SAT in Lieu of TAP page for more information.

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