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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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Becoming a licensed teacher in Illinois involves much of the same processes as other states. Teachers must complete at least a bachelor's degree teaching program or a non-teaching bachelor degree program and a teacher preparation program. They must also pass required assessment tests.

Illinois has many colleges and universities to accommodate aspiring teachers. Continue reading to learn about some of the available teaching programs.

  • 311 teaching programs in Illinois accredited by CAEP
  • 167 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • 99 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in Illinois

There are multiple online degrees in education available at universities in Illinois, including an online/hybrid secondary education certification program that allows teachers to be certified to teach English, math, social science or science to grades 6-12.

Because it is an online/hybrid program, students may be required to attend campus a couple times a year. There are also several online certification programs in English as a second language (k-12) and learning behavior specialist (k-12). They also offer online Master of Arts degrees in English, history and mathematics.

Online Teaching Degrees in Illinois

Chicago State University offers an online Master of Science in Education with a concentration in physical education. Concordia University offers various online master degree programs in areas such as reader education, teacher and learning, educational technology, curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, early childhood special education, reading education, and special education, among others.

Requirements to Teach in Illinois

Illinois requires prospective teachers to have a Bachelor's degree. The traditional route includes a teacher preparation program within the Bachelor's degree curriculum. The Department of Illinois requires teachers to fulfill the requirements stipulated in an entitlement process.

Illinois issues three types of licenses - Substitute License, Educator License with Stipulations, and Professional Education License. For each license, candidates may earn appropriate endorsements to the grade level(s) and subject(s) to be taught.

Prospective teachers must pass three exams - a basic skills test, appropriate content area exam(s), and edTPA. There are alternative routes to becoming licensed for those with a Bachelor's degree but not a completed teacher preparation program.

Traditional certification typically requires students to complete a major in a specified field or a minimum of 15 semester hours in a specialized area. Those attending out-of-state preparation programs must complete 32 hours of content coursework. For those pursuing an alternative teacher certificate, the university or college administering the teacher preparation program determines if further content area study is necessary.

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Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
View more online teaching programs currently accepting applicants.

Scholarships/Financial Aid Available

Illinois has many services and programs that deliver financial aid to Illinois students. The types of financial aid are listed below. They include:

  • Scholarship programs
  • Grants and work-study
  • Savings programs and 529 College Prepaid Tuition
  • Loan programs
  • Loan repayment/forgiveness programs

The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program is a scholarship program that encourages Illinois students who are academically talented to pursue teaching careers by providing tuition assistance. Minority students and those who are willing to teach in hard-to-staff or high-need schools have an advantage.

Freshmen and sophomores may qualify for as much as $2500. Juniors and seniors may be eligible for as much as $5000. Applicants agree to teach full-time for no less than five years in an Illinois nonprofit parochial, public or private preschool or an elementary or secondary school Illinois considers a School of Need.

Not fulfilling the teaching commitment converts the award to a loan to be repaid with interest. Illinois also sponsors College Savings Bonds that are zero-coupon, tax-exempt bonds that provide investors with a long-term investments that help fund college expenses.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

Illinois is among the easiest states to obtain in-state tuition rates. Southern Illinois University in-state tuition rates apply to domestic non-Illinois residents. The rate is available to those completing degrees, re-entering students, and new students.

Many out-of-state students also qualify for in-state tuition at Illinois State University. Select students save approximately $11,000 per year. To qualify, students must reside in a state that borders Illinois (Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan, Kentucky, or Iowa).

As a first-year student, newcomers to college must have a cumulative high school 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. SAT scores must be at least 1200 (A composite ACT score of 25 is comparable.) Transfer students must have at least a 3.5 GPA on the 4.0 scale.

The rate of tuition is locked in. Incoming undergraduates can make long-term plans with peace of mind. Four years is the cap for most students, but some majors qualify for the extended time needed to complete the program.

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of CAEP-Accredited Teaching Degrees in Illinois

Augustana College
Rock Island
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary ACEI
  • Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
Aurora University
Aurora
CAEP
  • Bachelors in BA in Elementary Education w/Teacher Certification ACEI
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in Biology – Secondary Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in English – Secondary Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in History – Secondary Education NCSS
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in Special Education CEC
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Science in Math – Secondary Education NCTM
  • Doctorate in Doctor of Education in Educational Administration ELCC
  • Masters in Master of Arts in Reading Instruction ILA
  • Masters in Master of Arts in Special Education CEC
  • Bachelors in Physical Education (BA with Teacher Certification) – Special K-12 NASPE
Bradley University
Peoria
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Biology NSTA
  • Bachelors in Chemistry NSTA
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership (building level) ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Secondary NCTE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle School Education (Grades 5 - 8) - English Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in Middle School Education (Grades 5 - 8) - Social Science NCSS
  • Bachelors in Physics NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Social Studies (history) NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Chicago State University
Chicago
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Bilingual/Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in CI-ECH NAEYC
  • Bachelors in ECH Birth to Grade 3 NAEYC
  • Masters in ECH Birth to Grade 3 MAT NAEYC
  • Doctorate in Educational Administration (Superintendent) ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education MAT ACEI
  • Masters in General Administration (Principal) ELCC
  • Bachelors in Middle School Education AMLE
  • Bachelors in Physical Education K-12 NASPE
  • Masters in Physical Education K-12 MAT NASPE
  • Masters in Principal Preparation ELCC
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Secondary English 6 - 12 NCTE
  • Masters in Secondary English 6 - 12 MAT NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary Science NSTA
  • Masters in Secondary Science MAT NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Social Sciences NCSS
  • Masters in Secondary Social Sciences MAT NCSS
  • Masters in The Special Education Learning Behavioral Specialist - I Master's Degree Program for Certified Teachers CEC
  • Masters in The Special Education Learning Behavioral Specialist - I Master's Degree Program for Initial Certification CEC
Concordia University Chicago
River Forest
CAEP
  • Endorsement only in Curriculum & Instruction: ESL Concentration TESOL
  • Masters in Early Childhood Advanced NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership ELCC
  • Endorsement only in Educational Technology ISTE
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education - Bacc ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language Education: Spanish ACTFL
  • Masters in Master of Arts in Teaching: Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Master of Arts in Teaching: Science Education NSTA
  • Masters in Master of Arts in Teaching: Social Sciences NCSS
  • Masters in Reading Education ILA
  • Masters in School Leadership ELCC
  • Bachelors in Science Education (Bio. Chem. Designations) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education: Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Dominican University
River Forest
CAEP
  • Post Bachelors in Early Childhood Alternate Certification NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education Graduate NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Undergraduate NAEYC
  • Post Bachelors in Elementary Education –alternative certification ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education-graduate ACEI
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education-undergraduate ACEI
  • Endorsement only in English as a Second Language TESOL
  • 0 in Initial Licensure/ Post Baccalareate IL/PB
  • Masters in Reading ILA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education –undergraduate –foreign language ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education-undergraduate-English NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education-undergraduate-Math NCTM
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education-undergraduate-social studies NCSS
  • Masters in Special Education-graduate CEC
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language (Spanish, French, German) ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Science Education Secondary NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Science Education NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education Early Childhood CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education K- 12 CEC
Governors State University
University Park
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Intial NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership – Building Level ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Secondary Education - Initial NCTE
  • Post Bachelors in English Secondary Education – Post bac NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary - Mathematics NCTM
  • Post Bachelors in Secondary Mathematics Post Baccalaureate NCTM
  • Bachelors in Secondary Science - Biology NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Science - Chemistry NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Secondary Science Biology Post Baccalaureate NSTA
Illinois State University
Normal
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Biology NSTA
  • Bachelors in Chemistry NSTA
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Earth and Space Science NSTA
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Languages ACTFL
  • Masters in General Administrative ELCC
  • Bachelors in Health Education AAHE
  • Bachelors in History NCSS
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle Level AMLE
  • Bachelors in Middle School Education AMLE
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in Physics NSTA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Special Education Deaf and Hard of Hearing CEC
  • Post Masters in Special Education Director of Special Education CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education Learning & Behavior CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education Low Vision and Blindness CEC
  • Doctorate in Superintendent ELCC
  • Bachelors in Technology Education ITEEA/CTTE
  • 0 in Transition Specialist CEC
Lewis University
Romeoville
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Special Education CEC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Special Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Special Education CEC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Special Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership Building ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education Graduate ACEI
  • Masters in English as a Second Language Endorsement TESOL
  • Bachelors in English/Language Arts NCTE
  • Post Bachelors in English/Language Arts Grad NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language (Spanish) Education License ACTFL
  • Post Bachelors in Foreign Language (Spanish) Education License ACTFL
  • Masters in Instructional Technology ISTE
  • Masters in Mathematics Education Grad NCTM
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education Undergrad NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle grade license AMLE
  • Post Bachelors in Middle grade license AMLE
  • Masters in Reading and Literacy ILA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Science NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Secondary Science Graduate NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Social Studies Graduate NCSS
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Undergrad NCSS
  • Masters in Special Education Grad CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education Undergrad CEC
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Special Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary (B.S.Ed) ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary (M.Ed.) ACEI
  • Endorsement only in English Language Teaching and Learning TESOL
  • Masters in Principal (M.Ed.) ELCC
  • Masters in Reading (M.Ed.) ILA
  • Doctorate in School Psychology NASP
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology (Ed.S.) NASP
  • Masters in School Technology (M. Ed.) AECT
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education—English (B.S.Ed) NCTE
  • Masters in Secondary Education—English (M.E.d) NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education—Foreign Language (B.S.Ed) ACTFL
  • Masters in Secondary Education—Foreign Language (M.E.d) ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education—Mathematics (B.S.Ed) NCTM
  • Masters in Secondary Education—Mathematics (M.E.d) NCTM
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education—Science (B.S.Ed) NSTA
  • Masters in Secondary Education—Science (M.E.d) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education—Social Studies (B.S.Ed) NCSS
  • Masters in Secondary Education—Social Studies (M.E.d) NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education (B.S.Ed) CEC
  • Masters in Special Education (M.E.d) CEC
  • Doctorate in Superintendent (Ed. D) ELCC
McKendree University
Lebanon
CAEP
  • Masters in Educational Leadership & Administration (Principal) ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education Bacc ACEI
  • Post Bachelors in Elementary Education Post-bacc ACEI
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Education NCSS
  • Masters in Social Studies Graduate NCSS
National-Louis University
Chicago
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood (BA) NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood (MAT) NAEYC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Educational Leadership (Principal) ELCC
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Superintendent) ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary (BA) ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary (MAT AUSL) ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary (MAT) ACEI
  • Masters in Middle Grades Education AMLE
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Masters in Secondary English NCTE
  • Masters in Secondary Foreign Language ACTFL
  • Masters in Secondary Science NSTA
  • Masters in Secondary Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education (BA) CEC
  • Masters in Special Education (MAT) CEC
  • Masters in Technology Specialist ISTE
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education (BA) NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education (MAT) NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education (BA) ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education (MAT) ACEI
  • Masters in English/Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language Education: Spanish (BA) ACTFL
  • Bachelors in French ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Health Education AAHE
  • Bachelors in Physical Education K-12 NASPE
  • Masters in Principal ELCC
  • Masters in Reading Specialist (MS) ILA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education: English/Language Arts (BA) NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education: Mathematics (BA) NCTM
  • Bachelors in Special Education - Learning Behavior Specialist I CEC
  • Masters in Special Education - Learning Behavior Specialist I CEC
Northern Illinois University
De Kalb
CAEP
  • Other in Director of Special Education CEC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education, graduate NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, undergraduate NAEYC
  • Masters in Elementary Education, graduate ACEI
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education, undergraduate ACEI
  • Post Bachelors in English Graduate NCTE
  • Bachelors in English Undergraduate NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Languages Undergraduate ACTFL
  • Masters in History & Social Sciences Graduate NCSS
  • Bachelors in History & Social Sciences Undergraduate NCSS
  • Masters in Library Information Specialist ALA
  • Masters in Literacy Education: English as Second Language/Bilingual TESOL
  • Masters in Literacy Education: Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Undergraduate NCTM
  • Masters in Principal ELCC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Other in Science Education NSTA
  • Masters in Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist 1, graduate CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist 1, undergraduate CEC
  • Masters in Special Education: Visual Impairments, graduate CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education: Visual Impairments, undergraduate CEC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Superintendent ELCC
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Elementary Education (MAT) ACEI
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education (Undergrad) ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Language Arts Education (Undergrad) NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Languages (Spanish) Education (Undergrad) ACTFL
  • Masters in Library Information Specialist ALA
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education (Undergrad) NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education (Undergrad) NASPE
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Science Education – (Undergrad) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Science – (Undergrad) NCSS
Roosevelt University
Chicago
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education (Baccalaureate) NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education (Master’s) NAEYC
  • Bachelors in English Language Arts Education (Baccalaureate) NCTE
  • Masters in English Language Arts Education (Master’s) NCTE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education (Baccalaureate) NCTM
  • Masters in Mathematics Education (Master’s) NCTM
  • Masters in Reading Education (Master’s) ILA
  • Bachelors in Science Education (Baccalaureate) NSTA
  • Masters in Science Education (Master’s) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Education (Baccalaureate) NCSS
  • Masters in Social Studies Education (Master’s) NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education (Baccalaureate) CEC
  • Masters in Special Education (Master’s) CEC
Saint Xavier University
Chicago
CAEP
  • Masters in Administrator ELCC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education (GR) NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education (UG) NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education (GR) ACEI
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education (UG) ACEI
  • Masters in Reading Specialist-Role 6 ILA
  • Post Bachelors in Secondary Education – English Language Arts (GR) NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education – English Language Arts (UG) NCTE
  • Masters in Secondary Education Biology (GR) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education Biology (UG) NSTA
  • Masters in Secondary Education Mathematics (GR) NCTM
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education Mathematics (UG) NCTM
  • Masters in Secondary Education-Social Studies/History (GR) NCSS
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education-Social Studies/History (UG) NCSS
  • Masters in Special Education – Multi-categorical (GR) CEC
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Carbondale
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Masters in Principal ELCC
  • Bachelors in Science - Biology NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Science - History NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education-Learning Behavior Specialist I CEC
  • Endorsement only in Superintendent ELCC
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood NAEYC
  • Endorsement only in Educational Leadership - School Building Level ELCC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Educational Leadership - School Building Level ELCC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership-School Buidling Level ELCC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Educational Leadership-School District Level ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language Education - French ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language Education - German ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language Education - Spanish ACTFL
  • Bachelors in History NCSS
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Post Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Science Education (biological sciences) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Science Education (Chemistry) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Science Education (Earth and Space Science) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Special Education - LBS I CEC
  • Masters in Special Education LBS I CEC
University of St. Francis
Joliet
CAEP
  • Masters in Educational Leadership: Principal Preparation ELCC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership: Teacher Leader ELCC
Western Illinois University
Macomb
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Languages Spanish and French ACTFL
  • Bachelors in History NCSS
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Principal ELCC
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Science (Chemistry, Physics, and Biology) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Superintendency (District Level; Alternative Certification) ELCC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Superintendency (District Level) ELCC

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in Illinois

Augustana College offers bachelor degree programs in elementary education, secondary education (6-12) with concentrations in mathematics, English language arts, social science and science. Additionally, AC offers licensure programs in foreign language, art and music education (k-12). The bachelor degree programs include at least three internships and also offer some students opportunities to study in Florida or Jamaica to obtain hands-on training.

Chicago State University offers a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and elementary education with a middle school option. CSU also offers an undergraduate degree in early childhood education with a focus in bilingual education. Eastern Illinois University has a large variety of bachelor degree teaching programs including bachelor degrees in elementary education, health studies, middle school education, kinesiology and sports studies, recreation administration, special education and secondary education.

Each of these majors offer several areas of concentration. Bachelor degree programs in early childhood education, elementary school, physical education, secondary education, special education: early childhood and special education: learning behavior specialist are all offered at Judson University along with various areas of concentration. For instance, the secondary education program offers concentrations in biology, science, mathematics, physical education and social science.

Master’s in Education Degrees in Illinois

Chicago State University offers a Master of Arts in Teaching for students who have a non-teaching degree but want a career teaching. CSU also has master degree programs in special education learning behavior specialist, educational leadership, and curriculum and foundations. Eastern Illinois University offers Master of Science programs in educational administration, elementary education, community counseling, school counseling, physical education, special education and school psychology.

Concordia University is rich in graduate programs. It offers master degree programs in curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, early childhood special education, educational technology, higher education leadership, music, online teaching for pk-12 educators, reading education, special education and more.

Illinois Teacher Certification & Specializations

UIS offers an educational leadership administrative certification program. Individuals who hold non-teaching bachelor degrees can obtain their teaching license with the non-degree certification program offered at Chicago State University. Concordia University offers certification programs in ESL, ESL and bilingual, special education, reading, technology specialist, secondary education and school counseling. These are Master of Arts programs that provide the student with certification in that specific area upon successful completion of all program requirements.