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Teaching in Metcalf Elementary School

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 degrees in four 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, Albany Park, Pilsen, and East Garfield Park. There are more than 623 CTEP alumni, and approximately 80 percent are serving high-needs schools in Chicago Public Schools and other districts across the state. Through collaborative efforts between Illinois State faculty and CTEP personnel, more than 9,000 education majors have completed course work redesigned with an urban focus.
Keep calm and carry less debt The second largest amount of financial support was provided to education majors during the 2015–2016 school year. The College of Education awarded scholarships to 168 students totaling $414,600. The Golden Apple Foundation awarded approximately 100 additional scholarships to Redbirds who are Golden Apple Scholar.
Teacher talks to young students More than 1 in 7 of Illinois' public school teachers graduated from Illinois State.
COE valedictorian speaks More than 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 set a standard of excellence in leadership and performance on the edTPA. In 2016, 99 percent of College of Education student teachers passed the assessment, compared with 88 percent nationally.
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  The Washington Post ranked University High School (U-High) 58th in Illinois in 2015, and ranked the school 25th in the state and 315th in the nation in 2016. The Washington Post score marked the fifth consecutive year U-High has been identified by the publication as a top institution.
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.


School of Teaching and Learning

Department of Educational Administration and Foundations

Department of Special Education

Teacher Education Unit

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE became the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) on July 1, 2014. The next accreditation review of the Teacher Education Unit at Illinois State University, in 2018-2019, will be conducted by CAEP.

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