Undergraduate Programs

If you are interested in impacting the future and investing in the lives of children and their families, a career in education is for you.  In addition to participating in meaningful field experiences in urban and multicultural settings, you will work with faculty mentors who are invested in your success.  Come and experience the dynamic life of a thriving campus and meet students like yourself who are committed to the enduring values of scholarship, leadership and service.

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.

Undergraduate education students can choose from a variety of academic concentrations, and can minor or major in another academic field while obtaining a professional teaching license.  In addition, undergraduates can pursue a combined bachelor's and master's degree.

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.