Rockford, Illinois

Elementary Education

Northern Illinois University
Bachelor of Science in Education

Teachers impact the lives of all students and have the opportunity to give back to their communities. The NIU B.S.Ed. degree, with a major in elementary education, prepares students to teach in grades K-9 and qualifies graduates for Type 03 Illinois Elementary Education Certification. Applicants to this program who have an associate's degree should complete the required pre-elementary education major courses. Students progress through the program in cohort groups.

Elementary education course work is cross disciplinary and moves from theory to practice. Multiple field-based experiences with diverse populations allow students to apply their knowledge and skills as they practice in a variety of school settings.

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National-Louis University
Elementary Teacher Education

The impact, inspiration and knowledge that an educator conveys to a child are part of the most important developmental experiences in that child's life. At National-Louis University's Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program--available at the Chicago, Elgin, Evanston and Lisle campuses--prepares you as a prospective elementary educator for the challenges and rewards of this vital role. The program exceeds State of Illinois requirements for the Standard Elementary Certificate and offers a truly unique opportunity for demonstration-observation experiences.

Successful completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Teacher Education degree through National-Louis University enables you to apply for certification within the State of Illinois at the kindergarten through ninth grade levels. As of August 1, 1995, Illinois is a member of the Interstate Compact Concerning Qualifications of Education Personnel; therefore, completion of this degree program and certification through National-Louis University will make you eligible for teacher certification in 36 states.

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