Undergraduate Programs

If you’re a high school student or have some college credits you can earn your undergraduate degree in a liberal arts discipline along with a professional educator license at Dominican University. For those who do not pursue an education program as undergraduates there is an option to continue for one-and-a-half to two years after graduation to earn a combined BA/MS degree in Early Childhood or Special Education.

All undergraduate programs meet the licensure requirements of the Illinois State Board of Education. Candidates who plan to teach in other states should consult the licensure requirements for those states and should elect courses within their undergraduate program that meet the special requirements of those states.

You can choose from the following programs:

Bachelor's Degree Programs Leading to Professional Educator License

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Programs Leading to Professional Educator License

For a more complete description of the undergraduate program and course of study, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.

On July 1, 2013, Illinois implemented a new system of educator licensure that replaced the previous system of educator certification.  All Dominican University School of Education programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.