The College of Education has prepared all of our candidates to support student learning since 1867. For almost a century and a half we have prepared education professionals to teach in the classroom, oversee learning environments, assess instruction, administer instructional programs, lead educational organizations, and serve in various other capacities in P-12 schools, libraries, recreational facilities and beyond.
The success of our efforts is documented by the University's continuous accreditation from the of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1941. The College has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.
All of our programs are accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education and approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Special professional organizations and associations (SPOs and SPAs) for the various content areas accredit education programs in the Colleges of Education and the Arts and Sciences.
We invite you to use the links on this page to explore the wonderful opportunities for study and credentials available in the College. We also encourage you to learn about the programs and people who make the College an exciting and wonderful place to study.