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.
Teacher Licensure Programs
Do you want to be a teacher? We offer four teacher licensure degrees, as well as a minor in secondary teaching.
Early Childhood Professional Education
This program is for early childhood professionals who are working or have worked in the field and have obtained an AA, AS, ASS, or AT degree in Early Childhood Education from an approved community college program and secured the Gateways Level 4 Credential.
Learning & Education Studies
Our Bachelor of Science in Learning and Education Studies major offers four areas of concentration in this non-licensure degree.
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.
Current Illinois Students