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Become a Teacher

Teaching is like no other profession. Teachers affect not only the intellectual but also the emotional and social development of each student they encounter. By giving students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed as adults and be life-long learners, and by urging them to pursue their dreams, teachers have a limitless capacity to touch students lives.

The College of Education offers a variety of excellent initial teacher licensure programs for students interested in becoming teachers. Whether you are starting college, transferring from to DePaul from another school or have already earned a degree but are seeking to change careers, our initial Teacher Licensure programs will give you the academic foundation, experience and support you need to become an effective teacher at the Early Childhood, Elementary or Secondary level an educator who can teach in today's diverse classrooms and have a lasting impact on students minds.

Bachelor's degree with Illinois Professional Educator license

Bachelor's degree/master's degree with Illinois Professional Educator license (Secondary Education only)

Master's degree with Illinois Professional Educator license