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Elementary Education (BA/MA)

Welcome to the Elementary Education Department of Roosevelt University.  We are a community of learners who seek to share our passion for teaching with others.  We believe in the goal of a free and exemplary education for all children.  We are dedicated to the values of social justice and global responsibility and believe that to this end all children must have the opportunity to experience a rich and personally meaningful education.

The College of Education at Roosevelt University offers both a graduate and undergraduate program in elementary education leading to an Illinois Type 03 initial teaching certificate at both our Chicago and Schaumburg campuses.  At Roosevelt University, it is never too late to make a difference in a child's life.

Graduate initial certification program

Students graduating from the elementary education program will earn a Master of Arts degree and Type 03 certification.  They will be highly qualified to teach children from grades K-9.  Students in the elementary education program have the opportunity to work with children in a variety of settings to insure that they are prepared for the diverse and challenging world of today’s schools upon graduation.  Graduates of our program can be found in schools and classrooms throughout Chicago and the suburban metropolitan area.  Details about the Elementary Education - Master of Arts 

Undergraduate initial certification program

Students graduating from the elementary education program will earn a bachelor’s degree and Type 03 certification.  They will be highly qualified to teach children from grades K-9.  Students in the elementary education program have the opportunity to work with children in a variety of settings to insure that they are prepared for the diverse and challenging world of today’s schools upon graduation.  Please note: our Schaumburg campus program is only open to community college graduates or students who transfer with junior status.

Other Programs

Students who currently hold an Illinois Type 03 (K-9) certificate and who are interested in graduate study in education, click here for information about the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership program at Roosevelt.

Information From Your Regional Office of Education

Please follow the links below for information available from the Chicago area regional offices of education:

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