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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 counseling to special education, the College of Education offers a comprehensive set of degree programs.

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.

Noyce Scholarship Program

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The Noyce Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers in biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Roosevelt Receives Grant to Train Teachers

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The $1.4 million grant will make it possible for Roosevelt, in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools, Oakton Community College and The Field Museum, to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for classrooms in schools where teacher turnover is high.

Roosevelt’s Online MA Education Programs Earn Top Ranking

The 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges Ranking selected Roosevelt University’s online graduate education programs as one of the region’s top online graduate programs. The College of Education at Roosevelt provides licensed and aspiring instructors the convenience to pursue a master’s degree entirely online. Online graduate education programs include: Master of Arts in Second Language Special Education, Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning, and Master of Arts in Training and Development.

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Acquire the comprehensive, progressive education to strengthen your abilities to teach, lead and counsel in a dynamic profession — one that will need 2 million teachers and almost 50,000 more counselors in the next decade.

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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