Geography Teacher Education
The Geography Teacher Education program at Illinois State is the oldest in the State of Illinois. It is a relatively small program, with nine full-time professors and one full-time instructor who work closely with the College of Education to effectively prepare student candidates to become well-prepared teachers.
Students will become certified to teach all high school social science courses (world and U.S. history, government and politics, sociology, economics, and psychology), including AP and honors geography. Students are encouraged to complete the middle school endorsement to teach in middle and junior high schools as well.
Point of Pride
Geography Teacher Education majors can meet a statewide community of geography educators through the Illinois Geographic Alliance, which is headquartered at Illinois State.
Why study Geography Teacher Education?
A degree in Geography provides a strong preparation for a diverse range of careers It is also an effective preparation for a range of professional schools. However, geographers also have a number of specific technical and analytical skills that prepare them well for very specific tasks. Traditionally, geographers have been sought after as cartographers, planners (urban and environmental) and location analysts. Geographic Information Systems specialists are increasingly in demand. Geography provides a broad foundation for future career endeavors.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!