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. The five majors offered are:
For information regarding the Secondary Education Minor, please send an email to: SecEdAdvising@education.illinois.edu.
Students interested in applying to one of the five major programs (Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education, Special Education, Learning & Education Studies) are highly encouraged to watch the informational video and complete the form. The link to the video: this webtools form with embedded video>> , form is located here. Additional LES and SecEd informational videos coming soon!
Applications to all majors are open June 1-15 for Fall 2022 admission. Please refer to the table below to find out when you should apply.
Applications to the minor opens August 1, 2022 for Spring 2023 admission. Please refer to the table below to find out when you should apply!
The Early Childhood Education degree program prepares students for Illinois Early Childhood licensure (birth through grade two). 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 designated content areas.