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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.

Academic Programs

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From early childhood education and dual language leadership to special education and library information technology, the College of Education provides a wide range of comprehensive degree programs. Our flexible, online and on-campus courses offer opportunities for year-round instruction and real-world experiences that are designed to equip educators for classroom success.

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Teacher Endorsements

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The College of Education offers endorsement only options for students who already hold an initial teaching or school service personnel license. Successful completion of the endorsement coursework fulfills the State of Illinois requirements and prepares students to take the accompanying licensure exams. 

Effective until December 31, 2018, Roosevelt will waive all fees and provide CPS teachers with a 57% tuition reduction on courses that count toward the LBS I and Bilingual endorsements.

Master's in Library Information and Technology Leadership Begins Summer 2018

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The College of Education is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for admission to its new graduate degree program in Library Information and Technology Leadership. This new program prepares licensed teachers to become effective information technology leaders in diverse school environments. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to add both the library information and technology specialist endorsements to their Illinois teaching licenses.

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.

Education Alum Earns Golden Apple Award

Gregory L. Jones is the third Roosevelt alum in a row to win the Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award

Gregory Jones, an alumnus of the College of Education (Secondary Teacher Education, MA '98) and principal of Chicago’s Kenwood Academy High School, earned Golden Apple’s annual Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award. Jones is the third consecutive College of Education alum to win the Illinois non-profit organization’s award, which honors exemplary performance in school leadership.

College of Education News

7/14/2018
Having established an Academic Center and continued enrollment growth in the area of STEM education, Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy is adding two new faculty positions. Please consider… Brooks is among the very top CPS high schools (Level 1+), and ranked by U.S.News as #10 in Illinois for the second year in a row. Equity of access and...

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7/12/2018
We are pleased to announce that registration is now available for the College of Education’s 3rd annual New Deal Leadership Summit. The title of this year’s summit is “Impacting Learners, Listening to Stakeholders.”  The event will be held on Thursday, July 26 from 12:30  – 3:30 p.m. in Roosevelt University’s Wabash Building, 425 S. Wabash Avenue, Room 1315, Chicago, IL 60605. The...

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7/12/2018
Join College of Education faculty and staff for upcoming online information sessions to learn how Roosevelt’s Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership (ILED) program will help you advance your career. Discover the program’s convenient course schedule, explore our competitive tuition rates, and hear the success stories of recent graduates. Roosevelt’s Master of Arts in Instructional...

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

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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