Overview

Elementary Education prepares teachers for grades one through six.  A minimum of 120 semester hours, excluding basic military science, is necessary for graduation. Council on Teacher Education policy requires that all candidates for admission to a teacher preparation program pass an Illinois approved test of basic skills. The Illinois test of basic skills options include the Licensure Testing System Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), or an ACT/SAT score that meets specific criteria.

Who should apply

Undergraduate students who want to:

  • Plan lessons that teach students subjects, such as reading and math, and skills, such as studying and communicating with others
  • Assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Work with students individually to help them overcome specific learning challenges

Programs Offered

On-Campus



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