Education Programs for Undergraduates
Dominican University offers several undergraduate programs in education. No matter which program you choose, you'll participate in meaningful field experiences in urban and multicultural settings and work with faculty mentors who are invested in your success. At Dominican, you'll experience the dynamic life of a thriving campus and meet students like yourself who are committed to the enduring values of scholarship, leadership and service.
Undergraduate education students can choose from a variety of academic concentrations, and can minor or major in another academic field while obtaining a professional teaching license. In addition, undergraduates can pursue a combined bachelor's and master's degree.
Bachelor's Degree Programs Leading to Professional Educator License
- Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
- Bachelor of Arts in Special Education
Combined Bachelor's/Master's Programs Leading to Professional Educator License
- Secondary and K-12 Education Major
- Education Minor
- ESL or Bilingual Endorsement
- Language Learning and Bilingual Education Minor
- Special Education LBS1 Endorsement
- Special Education Minor
For a more complete description of the undergraduate program and course of study, please see the Dominican University Bulletin.
All undergraduate programs at Dominican meet the licensure requirements of the Illinois State Board of Education. Candidates who plan to teach in other states should consult the licensure requirements for those states and should elect courses within their undergraduate program that meet the special requirements of those states.
Make an Impact as a STEM Educator
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 qualified teachers, most significantly in the STEM fields. This teacher shortage most affects marginalized and at-risk students in the Chicago area and across the country. Prepare to become the extraordinary math or science teacher every high school student deserves. Dominican University offers pathways to secondary education licensure in the following STEM disciplines:
Applying to Teacher Education
Upon admission to the university, the first step for moving forward in the teacher education program is submission of a completed teacher education program application. To learn more, visit Applying to Teacher Education.