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.

Online Graduate Programs in 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.

Teacher Education News

Mar 11, 2022
Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton on Thursday visited the University of Illinois Springfield to meet with students and university staff about education and the…
Jan 20, 2022
A shortage of teachers and substitutes is nothing new for Illinois classrooms, but top officials say the pandemic has made it a crisis. The Illinois State…
Nov 24, 2021
Illinois lawmakers are pushing once again for fewer tests to become a teacher. Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, filed a new bill aimed at increasing the number…
Nov 11, 2021
Family Pride Laundry in Springfield has a new spin for its customers: a children's library. The idea of turning a corner of the laundromat into a place…
Oct 27, 2021
The Alpha Alpha Gamma chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, at the University of Illinois Springfield inducted 11 new…