Online courses allow students to complete coursework entirely online, at any time from any place. Online student can work from their home or office at their convenience, while reading, writing, analyzing, researching, and thinking about the subject they are studying.
The courses are designed to be interactive and engaging. Developed and taught by trained, full-time faculty, online courses are not self-study courses and require weekly participation. Each course has its own course materials, assignments, and course activities, which can consist of a combination of textbook readings, web pages containing course content, audio or video presentations, discussion boards (where you interact with instructors and other students), online tests and quizzes, written assignments, and library research.
Online Graduate Programs
The College of Education offers the following programs fully online:
Online Graduate Courses
Students in all education graduate programs have the option of taking core courses in Social & Cultural Foundations online. Students in the following programs also have the option of taking one or more of their concentration courses online:
In addition, many courses in the Counseling program are offered in a hybrid format, meeting alternately online and on the Lincoln Park campus.Residency Requirements
Some College of Education programs require residency based on Illinois State Board of Education guidelines for licensure. Residency requirements vary based on the individual program. Students may be required to attend a summer institute on campus or a weekend seminar to fulfill the residency obligation. Please refer to the individual program for residency requirements.
In the College of Education, our faculty create a highly charged academic environment where the clear focus is on creating, growing and offering only high-caliber, student centered programs.