Elementary Education

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Program Requirements

Professional Studies degree in Elementary Education
The Elementary Education curriculum is designed to graduate students with teaching licensure in the State of Illinois in addition to a bachelor's degree. As a result, students in elementary education must do student teaching during the day for the final semester of degree work. Elementary education graduates of Professional Studies are currently teaching in many schools throughout the state. Because licensure requirements for Illinois and other states are quite specific, some of the program involves courses in areas outside Education.

Students are strongly encouraged to have passed the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency prior to admission. Students cannot register for a second semester of coursework until this requirement has been met. Additional state testing is required as students progress through the program.

Please refer to the Elementary Education section of the catalog for a list of courses required for a degree in elementary education and for more detailed information regarding admission to the Teacher Education Program, Continuation in the Teacher Education Program, Acceptance for Student Teaching and Curriculum Requirements for Teacher licensure.

All courses counting toward certification must have a "C" or above.

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