For decades, UIS has produced Illinois' strong and successful leaders in Education. Choose your path and become a professional educator, complete a certificate, add an endorsement, or obtain a Masters degree to lead you to the next step in your career.

The School of Education has long adapted academic offerings to busy teachers and administrators who wish to further their education. Faculty members know what it is like to work full-time and participate in cohorts and internships themselves. Most importantly, however, faculty have practical experience, having served as building principals, district superintendents, and K-12 classroom teachers.

Academic Programs

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Equipping, developing, and training educators .

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Two degree options preparing educational leaders for instruction and administration.

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Online certificates for career advancement and skills development.

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Gain additional knowledge and broaden your skills in our online and hybrid Illinois State Board of Education endorsements for licensed teachers.

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Teacher Licensure

Receive your professional educator license in elementary and secondary education.

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Prairie Area Teaching Initiative

Prairie Area Teaching Initiative (PATI) recruits diverse students and/or students who are the first in their families to go to college. Participants enrolled in PATI are provided a series of planned activities and incentives to increase motivation to teach in the local area and aptitude for teaching.  Students are involved in both professional and volunteer efforts supporting the education of children.

May 10, 2023
Dear Teachers, Alumni and Students: On behalf of the College of Public Affairs and Education let me extend a most sincere “thank you…
Aug 14, 2023
The University of Illinois Springfield’s education programs have been named to Forbes list of best online teaching degrees for 2023. According to Forbes, UIS…
Dec 13, 2022
Apply Now for UIS Scholarships Now is the time to complete the UIS Institutional Scholarship Application 2023-2024.   Hundreds of…
Nov 10, 2022
The Alpha Alpha Gamma chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, at the University of Illinois Springfield inducted 12 new…
Oct 17, 2022
Jennifer Martin, an associate professor in the University of Illinois Springfield School of Education, has been named University Scholar for 2022. The award,…