You’ll find graduates of our School of Education working across the nation as teachers and administrators in urban, suburban, public, private, faith-based, multicultural and charter schools. Some of the top employers include:
- The Chicago Public Schools
- An extensive array of suburban school districts
- Private independent schools
- Parochial schools of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Dioceses of Joliet, Rockford and Springfield.
Wherever and whatever you choose to teach, the School of Education will prepare you for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service.
Our alumni often return to Dominican to share their knowledge with current students or to further expand their career preparation. The School of Education offers post-graduate opportunities in special education, bilingual education, English as a second language, and additional high-demand fields.
The university works to ensure that academic commitment, not family wealth, opens its doors. More than 95% of our students receive financial aid. Education students also are eligible for special grants from the Illinois Future Teachers Corps Program, the Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program, and the TEACH Grant Program. We’ll be happy to guide you through the application process.
More than 30% of Chicago-area students speak a language other than English at home. Knowing a language such as Spanish will expand your professional options. You can major or minor in Spanish at Dominican.
Prepare for meaningful work in a vital profession
Over the next five years, the U.S. Department of Education projects that school enrollment will grow by 5.2%. This trend will substantially increase the nationwide demand for teachers. As a Dominican graduate, you’ll be prepared not only for your first teaching job but also for a lifetime of intellectual and professional competence. Our alumni work across the United States in a remarkable range of educational settings. They know how to develop the talents of students with a wide spectrum of learning, social and personal needs. They connect with their students in important, transforming and lasting ways.