The opportunity to obtain a quality education is one of the most important points of access in our society. In many cases, and for many reasons, children and adolescents do not have access to an equitable education. To address this opportunity gap and at the same time meet the important national, state, and local goals for improving learning outcomes for all students, teachers require sophisticated professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions to have an impact on diverse learners in diverse settings. This in turn requires a comprehensive teacher education program that can prepare new teachers for this important work.
The Teaching, Learning, and Leading with Schools and Communities (TLLSC) program at Loyola University Chicago is designed to do just that. View our comparison table (PDF) to see some of the way in which Loyola's TLLSC differs from traditional teacher preparation programs.
Program information for students admitted prior to Summer 2014