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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


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.

Summer Residencies for Teachers

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In Summer 2017, licensed teachers can earn an endorsement or complete coursework applicable to an MA degree through Roosevelt’s unique summer residency programs.  Each program consists of courses that meet over consecutive weeks, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Call for Comments

From April 9 – 11, 2017, representatives from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation ( will visit in order to confirm evidence that we have provided with respect to the quality of our initial teacher preparation programs.  If you would like to participate in this process of accreditation, please contact Alyson Lavigne (, our accreditation coordinator, and she will include you in interviews that our visitors will want to have with students and key stakeholders. Alternatively, you can communicate with CAEP directly. Please note that comments sent directly to CAEP must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the College of Education (e.g., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Also, only initial teacher preparation programs (undergraduate and graduate programs in early childhood education, elementary education, music education, secondary education, and special education) are involved in the review.

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

Site Visitors (Roosevelt University)
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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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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