LU CHOICE - Loyola University Chicago Opportunities in Catholic Education Program

A program of Loyola University Chicago and an initiative of the Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education is for persons:

  • Seeking to earn their master’s degree in teaching, with Illinois certification, in Elementary Education.
  • Interested in completing the majority of their field experiences in a Catholic School in the city of Chicago.
  • Wishing to participate in a spiritual formation program grounded in the Jesuit tradition.

A few goals of the program:

  • Keep persons already in a Catholic school at the Catholic school.
  • Keep persons from the community in the community.
  • Provide a pathway to licensure for people already working in Catholic schools without it.
  • Create a pipeline of well-trained teachers interested in teaching in Catholic Schools.
  • Form the whole person, mind and spirit.