Educators' Center of Lake County

Programs for Teachers

Below is a list of degree and certificate options offered through the University Center of Lake County that may be of interest to teachers or those who wish to become certified teachers.

For a full page description of each of these programs, see our complete degree list. 

If you would like to learn more about any of these programs, call (847) 665-4000 or by submitting an email via Contact/Visit Us.

For a guide to selecting principal preparation programs, developed by the Illinois Partnership Advancing Rigorous Training (IL-PART), see Ready to be an Illinois Principal?.


Programs that Lead to Initial Teaching Licensure (With Licensure Type)

  • Kendall College Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (licensure & non-licensure options)
  • Kendall College Post-BA Early Childhood Education (licensure & non-licensure options)
  • Southern IL University Carbondale Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6 licensure)
  • University of IL at Springfield Secondary Teaching Certificates in English, Mathematics, Social Sciences & Sciences (secondary licensure)

Technology Specialist Programs

  • Concordia University Chicago Master of Arts in Technology in Education (Technology Specialist)
  • Concordia University Chicago Technology Specialist certificate (Technology Specialist)
  • Southern IL University Edwardsville Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology (Technology Specialist and Library Information Specialist tracks)
  • Southern IL University Edwardsville Certificate in Web-based Learning (non-licensure)
  • University of IL Springfield Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology

 


School Counseling & Psychology Programs

  • Concordia University Chicago Master of Arts in School Counseling
  • Dominican University Master of Social Work

 


Principal & Superintendent Preparation Programs

  • Northeastern IL University Master of Arts in School Leadership (Principal Endorsement)
  • Western IL University Ed.S. Superintendent endorsement
  • Western IL University Ed.D. Educational Leadership

 


Reading & ESL Programs

  • Benedictine University Master of Education, Reading and Literacy (Reading Specialist)
  • Northern IL University Master of Science in Education in Literacy Education (Reading Specialist)
  • Northern IL University Master of Science in Education in Literacy Education (ESL/Bilingual)
  • Northern IL University English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Benedictine University English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Concordia University Chicago English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • University of IL Springfield English as a Second Language Endorsement

 


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Teacher Leadership

  • University of IL Springfield Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership
  • University of IL Springfield Graduate Certificate in Legal Aspects of Education
  • University of IL Springfield Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology
  • University of Illinois Springfield Learning Behavior Specialist 1 Endorsement (LBS 1)
  • Concordia University Chicago Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Concordia University Chicago Master of Arts in Differentiated Instruction
  • Eastern IL University Master of Arts in Art (Art Education concentration—non-licensure)
  • Eastern IL University Master of Arts in Music (Music Education concentration—non-licensure)

Programs for Teaching or Working in Settings Other than K-12 Schools

  • Northeastern IL University, Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Development
  • Southern IL University Carbondale Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education & Development
  • North Park University Master of Higher Education Administration
  • Southern IL University Carbondale MSEd in Workforce Education & Development
  • Eastern IL University Master of Art in Art (Community Art concentration)
  • Southern IL University Edwardsville Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology (Instructional Design & Performance Improvement track)
  • North Park University Certificate in Higher Education Administration
  • Southern IL University Edwardsville Certificate in Web-based Learning
  • University of IL Springfield Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Online Pedagogy