We prepare our students to succeed. We offer teacher licensure and non-licensure degree options—so you can choose the right fit for your future. From the moment you arrive on campus, you'll have a network of people looking out for you.
It starts with your academic adviser who will help you make the best decisions. Professors and others will serve as valued mentors. Your fellow students will play a role, too, through peer advising programs, student organizations, and lasting friendships.
After graduation? You'll still be able to count on us for assistance with curriculum planning and connecting with faculty and alumni for support.
Whether you are looking to earn your teacher license or add an endorsement or two to an existing license — the College of Education has something for you. We offer four teacher licensure degrees, as well as a minor in secondary teaching.
Our Bachelor of Science in Learning and Education Studies major focuses on the growing demand for knowledge workers who are prepared to lead in today's economy and offers four areas of concentration in this non-licensure degree.
The Computer Science + Education is a flexible program for undergraduate students who plan to pursue careers in Computer Science or Education field and offers two concentration options.
This program is for early childhood professionals who are working or have worked in the field and have obtained an AA, AS, AAS, or AT degree in Early Childhood Education from an approved Illinois community college program and secured the Gateways Level 4 Credential.
From admission to graduation—our Student Academic Affairs Office is a great place to go for answers to your questions. Illinois may be a large university, but at the College of Education, we'll make sure you never get lost in the crowd.
Public school teachers must be officially certified before they're hired. At Illinois, the Council on Teacher Education manages teacher licensure in cooperation with your degree program to ensure that you've met all of the necessary requirements.
School and Community Experiences coordinates all aspects of field placements for student teachers leading to Illinois Licensure in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
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