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College of Education

Firmly planted in the traditions of social justice and responsibility, Roosevelt University's College of Education prepares teachers, counselors and educational leaders to shape a better, brighter and more just tomorrow.

Teacher Preparation Programs

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Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs in early childhood education, education and youth studies, elementary education, middle school education, secondary education, and special education prepare students to work democratically with diverse children and families and to obtain Illinois teaching and employment credentials.

Students seeking science and math endorsements at the middle school and high school levels are eligible for our Noyce Scholarship Program. All students are eligible for Federal TEACH Grant Consideration.

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Counseling Programs

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Our nationally accredited programs train students to help people meet life’s challenges. Students in our graduate degree programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and College Counseling and Student Affairs complete intensive internships at local agencies and acquire the skills and knowledge needed to earn licensure as professional counselors.

And yes, our students have opportunities to take study abroad trips with our fabulous faculty to international conferences like the one in Italy in Summer 2018, depicted above.

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Leadership Programs

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Business professionals and licensed teachers aiming to improve their skills get their start here. Our graduate degree programs in Training and Development, Instructional Leadership, Dual Language Teacher Leadership, Second Language Special Education, and Teaching and Learning offer flexible, online and on-campus courses that are designed to advance professional competencies and careers.

Roosevelt also provides opportunities to earn valuable certificates and endorsements without enrolling in a degree program. Explore our Summer Residencies for Teachers, or our partnership with Mindful Practices, which provides courses for teachers focused on socio-emotional learning and trauma informed practices in education.

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Summer Residencies for Teachers

Make an Impact

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Impact on schools and communities is a top priority of the College of Education — as demonstrated by its numerous grant and service projects that engage children and adults in the social justice mission of the university.


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The College of Education partners with schools, districts, and other organizations to offer high quality teacher preparation and professional development for licensed teachers. Some of our most visible partnerships are listed below.

Since January 2017, Roosevelt has partnered with the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation – Quest Center to offer off-campus and online courses that lead to the Bilingual and ESL endorsements at a reduced tuition rate. Roosevelt also partners on the National Board Certification training that CTUF-Quest Center provides to CPS teachers.

Since January 2017, Roosevelt has partnered with the Chicago Public Schools to waive all fees and provide CPS teachers with a significant tuition reduction on courses that count toward the LBS I and Bilingual endorsements.

Since March 2018, Roosevelt has partnered with Mindful Practices to create online courses that provide licensed teachers with classroom-proven strategies to promote calm and purposeful classroom environments.

For more information about creating a partnership, contact Tom Philion, Dean of the College of Education, at tphilion@roosevelt.edu.

College of Education News

On November 13,  faculty and staff in the College of Education received Service Awards for their dedication and service to Roosevelt University. The award ceremony was held in Ganz Hall. Congratulations to all of our fabulous faculty and staff!   20 years of service Linda Pincham, Associate Professor of Secondary Education 15 years of service...

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After School Matters provides Chicago high school teens with high quality, out-of-school time opportunities to explore and develop their talents while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Since 1991, more than 200,000 teens have participated in our hands-on, project-based after-school and summer programs in the arts, communications and leadership, STEM and sports. Programs...

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Cook County School District 130 serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. They are interested in establishing a partnership with Roosevelt University to recruit December and May graduates to teach in our schools for the 2019-2020 school year. We anticipate having the following open positions in our District for the 2019-2020 school year: Instructional...

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My students are going to be social justice change agents. Early childhood teachers are the first educators in children’s lives who help them navigate the future and advocate for them in cases of injustice. It’s imperative that they learn about social justice, multiculturalism and anti-bias curriculum, which is an approach that respects and embraces differences—something I care deeply about given my own experiences.

Jin-Ah Kim
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education, Roosevelt University
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