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About the School of Education
Established in 1969, the School of Education (SOE) offers four undergraduate programs of study, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Education. SOE prepares students to be extraordinary teachers who demonstrate professionalism in the service of social justice. Graduates are prepared to face the challenges and rewards of teaching in today's educational environments.
Loyola's undergraduate education students take courses at both the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses. In addition, students receive distinct learning opportunities: integrated curriculum linking theory and classroom experience; varied clinical experiences in the classroom, starting as early as freshman year; international study that enables students to complete courses at Loyola's John Felice Rome Center; and participation in a professional learning community of students and faculty.
Water Tower Campus
Lewis Towers 1115
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Office of the Dean
Dean: David Prasse, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Student Academic Services and Certification Officer: Janet Pierce-Ritter, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Academic Programs: Beverly Kasper, Ed.D.
First-year and second-year students are advised through the Office of University Advising.
The School of Education's Office of Student Academic Services coordinates academic advising for SOE undergraduate students and those students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are pursuing certification as secondary school teachers. Beginning their sophomore year, students are required to contact this office each semester for advising regarding their academic programs.
All SOE students complete a broad-based core of foundation courses, followed by advanced study in an area of specialization, leading to the B.S.Ed. degrees in the following:
- Bilingual/Bicultural Education (K-9)
- Early Chilhood/Special Education (Birth to 3rd Grade)
- Elementary Education (K-9)
- Math Education (K-9)
- Secondary Education (6-12) and Foreign Languages (K-12)
- Science Education (K-9)
- Special Education (K-12)
A student may elect to earn two undergraduate degrees while attending Loyola University Chicago (e.g., Bachelor of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Arts). A student must successfully complete the university Core and degree requirements for each college or school and the requirements for each major. A student must consult the Dean of each college or school in which he or she is earning a degree for exact degree requirements.
Illinois State Certification Testing RequirementsTo be certified by the State of Illinois, teacher candidates must receive passing grades on three tests prepared by the Illinois Certification Testing System. It consists of three parts: 1) a basic skills test, 2) a subject matter test in the major discipline and 3) a test in the assessment of professional teaching. Passing scores on the basic skills test are required for admission to teacher education. The subject matter test is a prerequisite for student teaching. The assessment of professional teaching is required to receive a certificate by the Illinois State Board of Education. Students completing the bilingual/bicultural major must also complete a test in language proficiency. Students in the Special Education degree programmust complete a test in general education curriculum.
University Core Curriculum
For specific information, please refer to the University Core Curriculum section in Academic Rules and Regulations or visit the University Core Curriculum Website at www.luc.edu/core. Specific suggestions on how to fulfill the Core through the School of Education are detailed below.
|Knowledge Areas||School Recommended Courses|
|College Writing Seminar (3 credit hours)||UCWR 110 (Required as a prerequisite for writing-intensive courses)|
|Artistic Knowledge (3 credit hours)|
|Historical Knowledge (6 credit hours)||HIST 111 or 112 and ELPS 219|
|Quantitative Analysis (3 credit hours)|
|Literary Knowledge and Experience (6 credit hours)|
|Philosophic Knowledge (6 credit hours)||ELPS 302|
|Scientific Literacy (6 credit hours)|
|Societal and Cultural Understanding (6 credit hours)|
|Theological and Religious Studies (6 credit hours)|
|Ethics (3 credit hours)|
Majors and Program Details
Loyola University Chicago
|School of Education||Details (PDF)|
|Bilingual/Bicultural Education: K-9 (B.S.Ed.), includes English as a second language||Details (PDF)|
|Early Childhood/Special Education: Birth to 3rd Grade (B.S.Ed.)||Details (PDF)|
|Elementary Education: K-9 (B.S.Ed.), includes a middle grade (5-8) specialization in art, foreign languages, history, language arts, life sciences, mathematics, music or theatre||Details (PDF)|
|International Higher Education (M.Ed.)||Details|
|Mathematics Education (B.S.Ed.): K-9||Details (PDF)|
|Organizational Evaluation (M.Ed.)||Details|
|Science Education: K-9 (B.S.Ed.)||Details (PDF)|
|Secondary Education major and foreign languages: K-12 (B.S.Ed.), completed with certification and one of the following majors in the College of Arts and Sciences: biology, chemistry, English, French, history, Italian, Latin, mathematics, political science, psychology or Spanish||Details (PDF)|
|Special Education: K-12, Learning Behavior Specialist (B.S.Ed.)||Details (PDF)|