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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 prepare students to work democratically with diverse children and families and to obtain Illinois teaching licenses and employment credentials.

Students seeking science and math endorsements are eligible for our Noyce Scholarship Program. All students are eligible for Federal TEACH Grant Consideration.

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 complete intensive internships at local agencies and schools to develop the skills and knowledge needed to earn licensure as professional counselors.

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

Leadership Programs

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Business professionals and licensed teachers aiming to improve their skills get their start here. Our graduate degree programs offer flexible, online and on-campus courses that are designed to advance professional competencies and careers.

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

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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Our partnerships enhance the quality of our programs and enable us to give back to schools, districts, and organizations that share our social justice commitments.

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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