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Undergraduate Programs

Ready to change the world?

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.

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Interested in the field of education?

Teacher Licensure Programs

Do you want to be a teacher? We offer four teacher licensure degrees, as well as a minor in secondary teaching.

Learning & Education Studies

Our Bachelor of Science in Learning and Education Studies major offers four areas of concentration in this non-licensure degree.

Undergraduate Academic Advising

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.

Student Academic Resources

State Licensure for Teachers

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.

Council on Teacher Education

School and Community Experiences

School and Community Experiences coordinates all aspects of field placements for student teachers leading to Illinois Licensure in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.

School and Community Experiences

Applying to the College of Education:

Freshman Admissions

Off-Campus Transfers

Current Illinois Students