Professional Education Preparation Programs at the Illinois

Graduate level licensure programs in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Latin, Mathematics, Physics, Social Science: History, and Spanish require passage of the appropriate content-area test for admission. 

Passing a State of Illinois approved test of basic skills is required for all candidates in a teacher education program prior to student teaching. Candidates cannot begin student teaching until the test of basic skills has been passed and shows on ELIS.  

Early Childhood (Birth - Grade 2)  

      1. Early Childhood Education

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program 

 

Elementary  (Grades 1-6 self-contained)

2. Elementary Education

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

 

Middle Grades (Grades 5-8)

3. Literacy

Undergraduate Program
 

4. Math

Undergraduate Program
 

5. Social Science

Undergraduate Program
 

6. Science

Undergraduate Program

 

Secondary (9-12)

7. Agricultural Education

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

 

8. English Language Arts

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

  

9. Mathematics

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

  

10. Science: Biology

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

  

11. Science: Chemistry

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

  

12. Science: Earth and Space Science

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

  

13. Science: Physics

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

  

14. Social Science: History

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

  

Special (K-12)

15. Foreign Language: French 

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program 

  

16. Foreign Language: German 

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

 

17. Foreign Language: Latin 

Undergraduate Program 
Graduate Program 

  

18. Foreign Language: Spanish 

Undergraduate Program 
Graduate Program 

  

19. Library Information Specialist 

Graduate Program 

  

20. Music 

Undergraduate Program 
Graduate Program 

  

21. Physical Education 

Undergraduate Program 

  

22. Visual Arts 

Undergraduate Program 
Graduate Program 

  

Special Education (Preschool-Age 21)

       23. Learning Behavior Specialist I

Undergraduate Program
Graduate Program

  

24. Learning Behavior Specialist II: Behavior Interventions Specialist

Graduate Program

   

25. Learning Behavior Specialist II: Multiple Disabilities Specialist

Graduate Program

 

School Support Personnel Endorsements

26. School Social Worker (PK-12)

Graduate Program

  

27. Speech/Language Pathologist Non-Teaching (PK-12)

Graduate Program

 

Administrative Endorsements

28. Director of Special Education (PK-12)

Graduate Program
 

29. School Leader: Principal (PK-12)

Graduate Program

       30. Teacher Leader (PK-12)

Graduate Program 

 

       31.  Superintendent (PK-12)

                 Graduate Program