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College of Education and Human Services

Teacher Education Programs


Admittance to the College of Education and Human Services' Teacher Education Program is necessary for students who wish to be eligible for State of Illinois teacher certification/educator licensing.

The undergraduate teacher certification/educator licensing programs blend university core curriculum courses, content area courses, methods courses, professional core courses and field experiences – in essence, theory, research and practice are integrated to best prepare students to meet the needs of diverse learners in a variety of curricular situations and settings.

In addition to its teacher education programs, the department also prepares students to practice in a wide variety of child and family service settings within the early childhood major.

A minor in Child and Family Services is also available, as well as courses for those students pursuing the standard high school teacher certification/educator licensing program.

The department offers programs to prepare students to qualify for the following Illinois Teaching Certification/Educator’s License:

  • Early Childhood teacher certification/educator licensing (ages 0-8)
  • Standard Elementary teacher certification/educator licensing (grades K-9)
  • Standard High School teacher certification/educator licensing (grades 6-12)

Fore more information about the Teacher Education Program, visit the TEP website.