Program and Degree Options - Undergraduate
Major in Elementary Education
B.A. in elementary education with a minor or area of specialization. Some minors or areas of specialization will make you eligible to teach middle school
Become eligible for a State of Illinois Elementary Certificate
Minor in Secondary Education
Become a teacher of art, English, foreign language (Spanish, French or German), mathematics, music, physical education, science (biology, chemistry, or physics), or social science (history).
Become eligible for a State of Illinois Secondary Certificate (English, mathematics, science, or social science) or for a Special Certificate (art, foreign language, music, or physical education)
Minor in Reading or in English Language Learning (ELL)
Acquire additional course work to become effective in teaching reading to elementary students
Or working with English as a second language students in elementary, middle or high school.
Already have a degree? Wish to become a teacher? Click here for our Certification Only option.
For more detailed requirements about all of these options, consult the College Catalog.