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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers three majors in its undergraduate program: early childhood, child and family services, and elementary education. The department also offers courses for students pursuing the history education and biological sciences majors. Teacher candidates are prepared to qualify for the following Illinois Professional Educator License with one of the following endorsements: Early Childhood Education (for teaching ages 0-8); Elementary Education (for teaching in grades 1-6); Social Science-History Education and Science-Biological Sciences Education (for teaching in grades 9-12). Teacher candidates may enter the department (1) directly from within the College of Education and Human Services, (2) from the Exploratory Student Advisement program, (3) from other academic units, or (4) from other institutions of higher education. Transfer courses to be considered toward specific Curriculum and Instruction program requirements will be reviewed for possible articulation by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

The Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Social Science-History programs in Curriculum and Instruction are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Curriculum and Instruction