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Intended for those who already have a Professional Educator License (PEL). Upon completion of one of our Focus Programs, you will meet current state of Illinois standards for a second endorsement in the area of Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education. 

FOCUS Program Descriptions and Requirements in the Teacher Education Department:

  • B.A. degree with 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Valid State of Illinois Professional Educator License

For more information, please speak with one of our advisors:

Early Childhood Education Focus Program
(Program under revision; not currently accepting new students.) 

Elementary Education Focus Program
Dr. Hector Morales, h-morales3@neiu.edu, (773) 442-5376