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Performance Data

Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university with two distinct campuses located in downtown Chicago and suburban Schaumburg, Illinois. With a rich history and progressive curricula featuring 126 degree programs, Roosevelt University is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. The award-winning faculty and dedicated staff take pride in pushing Roosevelt’s remarkably diverse students to the limits of achievement, inspiring the transformation of lives and communities through the principles of social justice.

The College of Education at a Glance

At Roosevelt's College of Education, we believe that learning is the key to unlocking a better future for all citizens - a future in which every child can access a complete, quality education. For this reason, we provide our students with the most effective, progressive education available knowing that only then can they do the same for those they will educate, lead and counsel.

Degree and Certification Programs

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA) 
  • Early Childhood Education (BA and MA)   
  • Educational Leadership (MA) 
  • Elementary Education (BA and MA) 
  • Reading/Language and Literacy (MA) 
  • School Counseling (MA) 
  • Secondary Education (Undergraduate Minor and MA) 
  • Special Education (BA and MA) 
  • Teacher Leadership (MA)

Endorsement and Approval Coursework

  • Bilingual/ESL Endorsement or Approval 
  • Early Childhood Special Education Approval 
  • Middle School Endorsement 
  • Special Education Approval (LBSI)

Additional or Subsequent Certificates

  • Focused Certification Programs

Initial Teacher Certification Programs

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Music Education
  • Special Education
  • Secondary Education with concentrations in biology, chemistry, business, English, mathematics, and history.

Student Enrollment

In Fall 2012, the College of Education enrolled:

  • 687 students
    • 51 doctorate-degree seeking
    • 414 graduate-degree or endorsement seeking
    • 222 bachelors-degree seeking
  • 559 women (81%)
  • 306 students of minority background (38%)


We have 26 full-time faculty and 34 part-time faculty in AY 2012-2013. Below are some faculty facts from the previous academic year:

  • 14 new publications
  • 65% of all enrolled credit hours were taught by full-time faculty
  • Class size ratio: 14 students/1 Faculty


  • 92% overall State of Illinois content test (for entry to student teaching) pass rate in AY 2011-2012
  • 97% overall State of Illinois Assessment of Professional Teaching (for certification entitlement) pass rate in AY 2011-2012.

Retention and Graduates

  • 61% retention rate of all new freshmen students (Fall 2011 to Fall 2012).  The elementary education program, which is the largest education program at Roosevelt University, had a 90% retention rate.

During AY 2011-2012, COE granted:

  • 171 degrees awarded
    • 6 Ed.D.
    • 151 M.A. in Education
    • 78 B.A. in Education
  • 3.72 overall G.P.A
  • 84% of all respondents from the AY 2011-2012 Exit Survey are satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their education program at Roosevelt University


  • 263 students were certified in academic year 2011-2012

Community Engagement

In the previous academic year, the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) received a total of $1,852,642 in funding to support faculty and impact the community.  Highlights include working with Texas Instruments Corp. to outfit and train mathematics teachers in our partner schools and providing English immersion teacher training for educators from Madrid, Spain.