Studying Education at Roosevelt

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

Professor Jin-Ah Kim teaching a class in the College of Education

Teacher Preparation

Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs prepare students to obtain Illinois teaching licenses in early childhood, elementary, middle school, secondary, and special education. Our Education and Youth Studies program is perfect for undergraduates who wish to support youth through non-profit and community work.

Teaching assistants, paraprofessionals and full-time substitutes in the Chicago Public Schools and south suburban Cook County can earn teacher licensure through our CPS AA to BA Teacher Residency Program and new South Cook Teacher Residency Program. Students seeking science and math endorsements should apply for our Noyce Scholarship Program to receive enhanced mentorship and financial support.

Lecturer in front of classroom full of students

Educational Leadership

Our graduate degree programs in Dual Language Teacher Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Reading, and Second Language Special Education offer flexible, online and on-campus courses that are designed to advance professional competencies essential for principals, bilingual coordinators, reading specialists and teacher leaders.

Roosevelt also provides opportunities, through our Summer Residencies for Teachers to earn valuable certificates and endorsements without enrolling in a degree program.

Common and Dean Tom Philion speak at the 2018 American Dream Reconsidered Conference

Community Engagement

Community engagement and strategic partnerships are a top priority of our education programs — as demonstrated by the numerous grant, service and professional development projects that engage children and adults in the educational and social justice mission of the university.

Tutoring Matters

Through the Metropolitan Chicago Tutoring Corps, college students and recent graduates act as social justice change agents, delivering paid tutoring in reading and literacy in select Chicago Public Schools. Corps members receive support for their tutoring, including coaching, stipends for travel and child care, and support for earning a teaching license. Apply now to obtain knowledge and skills applicable to your career goal and to make a difference in the city of Chicago!

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