Teaching & Graduate Studies
LU-CHOICE seeks men and women who are enthusiastic about teaching elementary school and will bring many gifts to the elementary classroom. Participants serve as full-time, professional teachers in schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
As employees of the Archdiocese of Chicago, LU-CHOICE teachers are expected to observe Archdiocesan and school policies related to teachers. LU-CHOICE teachers receive health insurance through the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Graduates of the program will receive a Professional Educator License (PEL) with an elementary endorsement (grades 1-6) allowing you to teach self- contained grades 1-6. LU CHOICE teachers can be placed in grades 1-8. Those teaching 7th or 8th grade must also teach 6th grade in order to meet licensing requirements.
LU-CHOICE teachers also receive professional support from a field supervisor from Loyola University Chicago and LU-CHOICE staff.