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Dr. MT Garreton listening to a student in her class.
Dr. MT Garreton listening to a student in her class.
Welcome to the Teacher Education Department (TED) in the College of Education at Northeastern Illinois University! The Teacher Education Department offers high quality learning opportunities and extensive clinical experiences to meet your personal and professional goals as a teacher candidate in Bilingual/ Bicultural Education, Early Childhood Education, and Elementary Education. You will have the opportunity to interact with knowledgeable and caring faculty experienced in the Pre-K – Grade 12 classrooms who are ready to help you apply the latest research knowledge and best instructional practices in your teaching. You will engage in community and professional experiences that prepare you to teach all students in culturally and linguistically diverse school settings.

About

The Teacher Education Department encompasses:

  • Three undergraduate initial teacher licensure programs: for undergraduate candidates who wish to become licensed teachers in the State of Illinois in Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education
  • Three Master of Arts initial licensure programs: for candidates who have a Bachelor degree in a non-teaching area and wish to receive a Master of Arts in Education and obtain a license to teach in Illinois in Grades Pre K to 8.
  • Master of Science in Teaching and Inquiry: for candidates who currently have their Illinois teaching license and/or are currently teaching, and who wish to further their studies in Education through a masters degree program.
  • Teacher Licensure Program: for candidates who have a Bachelor degree in a non-teaching area and are seeking a teaching license without a masters degree.

All teacher preparation programs in the Teacher Education Department are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Academic Programs

Undergraduate

Graduate

Teacher Licensure and Endorsement

Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Teaching

For more information concerning clinical experiences and student teaching, please visit the CEST Office

Scholarships/Grants

Northeastern Illinois University offers a wide range of scholarships and grants for education majors.

For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 773-442-5000, Building D, Rm. 200.

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Advisor Contacts

T (773) 442-5380

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