All students entering teacher education licensure programs are working toward two goals:
Students in the Elementary Education program are required to show proficiency in Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) College Algebra and Statistics standards.
For continuation in all undergraduate professional education licensure programs, all candidates must maintain:
All teacher education programs leading to state licensure involve knowledge acquisition in content areas, as well as methodological practices of effective teaching. Students in teaching licensure programs must maintain a C or better in ALL content and professional education coursework. Please see an Education adviser for a list of applicable courses.
Criminal background checks are required for all students entering the Elementary Education, Early Childhood, and Special Education programs prior to field placements in school districts. For more information please see: The Council on Teacher Education's policy on Criminal Background Checks.