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College of Education Pride

College Points of Pride

Education Graduates As the largest preparer of teachers in Illinois, the College of Education gives future educators a clear path to graduation. Most undergraduate students earn their degree in four years, and 97 percent of students graduate in five years or less.
Education students The Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP) has established rich partnerships with several vibrant Chicago communities including Little Village, Auburn Gresham, and Albany Park. Chicago Public Schools, the state's largest district, employs around 100 CTEP alumni.
Keep calm and carry less debt A record amount of financial support was provided to students during the 2014–2015 school year. The College of Education awarded 134 scholarships, totaling $392,525, and the Golden Apple Foundation awarded 98 additional scholarships.
Teacher talks to young students Approximately 1 in 8 Illinois public school teachers graduated from Illinois State.
COE valedictorian speaks Approximately 1 in 4 first-year public school teachers hired in Illinois graduated from Illinois State.

Department, School, and Program Pride

student teaching The School of Teaching and Learning is one of the largest preparers of elementary education teachers in the nation. More than 60 percent of students complete the yearlong, classroom-based Professional Development School (PDS) mentored internship program, offered in locations around the state.
globe The bilingual/bicultural elementary education program boasts a 100 percent employment rate for new graduates.
coe students  The University is the largest producer of special education teachers in Illinois at the bachelor level.
National Board logo  About 800 Illinois State alumni have achieved National Board certification, the gold standard for accomplished teaching. This ranks the University in the Top 20 for institutions that have alumni who are National Board Certified Teachers.
students  Illinois State has provided state and national leadership in the implementation of the new edTPA assessment initiative. In fall 2013, the average edTPA portfolio score at Illinois State was 42.6, higher than the required range for licensure.
Metcalf teacher works with student  University High School and Thomas Metcalf School, the college's laboratory schools, enroll around 1,000 students (pre-kindergarten through 12th grade) and serve as learning laboratories for education majors. More than 40 percent of faculty teaching at the laboratory schools have earned, or are in the process of earning, National Board Certification.
students  University High School rose to No. 399 on Newsweek's 2013 list of America's Best High Schools. It was the only downstate Illinois high school in the top 1,000.
student teaching  Thomas Metcalf School became a "Google School" in 2013. Google Apps for Education's cloud-based environment allows students to seamlessly access the same learning tools, projects, and classrooms apps on any device, in or outside of school.
DeGarmo Hall  The Department of Educational Administration and Foundations prepares superintendents, principals, university administrators, and other educational leaders. They can attend weeknight classes, flexible weekend or cohort programs, or on-site classes delivered with partner schools.
Washington D.C. The Center for the Study of Education Policy, housed in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations, publishes three nationally known education policy research journals: GrapevinePlanning and Changing, and the Illinois State Education Law and Policy Journal. In the last five years, the center garnered $6.3 million in externally funded grants and contracts.
student  The Center for the Advancement and Support of Educational Initiatives, housed in the Department of Special Education, garnered $2.3 million in external funding during fiscal year 2014.

Accreditations

School of Teaching and Learning

  • Early Childhood Education, B.S., B.S.Ed.  - National Association for the Education of Young Children; Illinois State Board of Education, State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board

  • Elementary Education, B.S., B.S.Ed.  - Association for Childhood Education International; Illinois State Board of Education, State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board

  • Middle Level Teacher Education, B.S., B.S.Ed. - Association for Middle Level Teacher Education; Illinois State Board of Education, State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board

  • Reading, M.S.Ed. - International Reading Association; Illinois State Board of Education, State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board

Department of Educational Administration and Foundations

Department of Special Education

Teacher Education Unit

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE will become the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) on July 1, 2014.

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