Department of Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education offers licensure programs at the elementary and secondary levels.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Nelson Mandela



The Department of Teacher Education at UIS offers licensure programs in the following areas:

  • Elementary Grades 1-6
  • Secondary English Grades 9-12
  • Secondary Mathematics Grades 9-12
  • Secondary Biology Grades 9-12
  • Secondary Chemistry Grades 9-12
  • Secondary History Grades 9-12
  • Secondary Political Science Grades 9-12
  • Secondary Sociology/Anthropology Grades 9-12

All eight programs are approved/accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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(Note:  Application to and admission to the University of Illinois Springfield does not constitute application to and admission to a program in the Department of Teacher Education, which requires a separate process.)

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