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Initial Licensure Programs

NCATE logoAll initial teacher education programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education/ Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP) and approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Spanning the entire university, the Teacher Education Program is administered through the College of Education and Human Services and includes majors from the College of Education and Human Services, the College of Science, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Teacher education programs approved by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board (SEPLB) are offered at the undergraduate level in early childhood education, elementary education, special education, secondary education, and in majors and minors that lead to the special certificate to teach K-12 art, music, physical education, and foreign languages.

Admission requirements and clinical hours

Average GPA at program admission

   Entry year:              Average GPA:

      2012-2013               3.38

      2013-2014               3.42

      2014-2015               3.37

      2015-2016               3.40

Pass rates on Assessment of Professional Teaching and Content Area tests

edTPA Scores and Pass Rates

Exit survey data

Each year SIUC surveys initial program completers who are teaching in Illinois public schools during the spring of their first year of full-time teaching. This survey is done through the independent Teacher Graduate Assessment, and provides candidate and employer perspectives on the quality of our educator preparation program. Data from the most recent 2013 surveys are presented.

SIUC continues to collaborate with our P-12 school partners to co-construct a clinical preparation program that prepares educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary in order to positively impact the learning of their students. 

Direct Supervisor and Candidate Self-Assessment of SIUC Teacher Candidates

Professional Dispositions Assessment

Evidence Chart