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:
For students in the Learning and Education Studies program, the minimum campus and cumulative requirement is a GPA of 2.0.
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.
All students enrolled in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or Special Education programs in the College of Education will be assessed a one-time clinical experience fee to partially cover the cost associated with early field and student teaching experiences, This non-refundable fee is based on the approved fee at the time you entered the University of Illinois per the Illinois Compiled Statute 110 ILCS 305/25.