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Areas of Study

How can you impact our schools and our students?

Perhaps your gift is an ability to connect with kids in the classroom. Or you're a leader looking for ways to make broader impact within your school, district, or organization. Or maybe your dreams are even bigger and you want to influence change and advance equality in the educational field.

Our degree, certificate and licensure programs are designed to help you achieve your goals. Regardless of which area of study you choose to pursue, you'll stand apart as a Loyola graduate with the broad perspective you've gained through our rigorous curriculum and robust field experiences.

Whether you're an undergraduate just beginning to explore the many opportunities in education or a mid-career professional looking to expand your career and influence, our graduates are highly sought after in Illinois and throughout the U.S. Your options, listed by field of study, include:

Teaching, Learning, and Leading with Schools and Community - Undergraduate

Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education (Gr. 1-6)
Secondary Education (Gr. 9-12)
Special Education

Counseling Psychology



Certificates and Endorsements

The School of Education offers both Certificate and Endorsement programs which can complement your overall education and provide you with enhanced credentials which will assist you in taking the ever changing field of education head on. 

Non-Degree Program

Students who wish to sample classes before applying to an SOE graduate degree program, transfer credit to another institution, or obtain professional or personal enrichment can refer to the School of Education's graduate-level non-degree-seeking program.