College of Education

As a welcoming community of learners, University of St. Francis is a university that is consistently engaging mind & spirit of students, faculty and staff, and more. USF’s College of Education takes that a step further by offering a variety of enriching programs. USF has been educating teachers since 1925 and remains committed to providing engaging and high-quality programs designed to meet the challenges that face today’s educators.

Undergraduate Initial Teacher Licensure Programs

Elementary Education with Professional Educator License (1-6)

Middle Level Education with Professional Educator License (5-8)
General Science
Language Arts
Mathematics
Social Science

English/Language Arts Secondary Education with Professional Educator License (9-12)

History/Social Science Secondary Education with Professional Educator License (9-12)

Mathematics Secondary Education with Professional Educator License (9-12)

Science/Biology Secondary Education with Professional Educator License (9-12)

Special Education with Professional Educator License (Pre-K-Age 21)

Visual Arts Education with Professional Educator License (K-12)
 

Graduate Initial Licensure Programs

Elementary Education with Professional Educator License (1-6) (M.Ed.)

Middle Level Education with Professional Educator License (5-8) (M.Ed.)
General Science
Language Arts
Mathematics
Social Science

Secondary Education with Professional Educator License (9-12) (M.Ed.)
English/Language Arts
History/Social Science
Mathematics
Science/Biology

Special Education with Professional Educator License (Pre-K-Age 21) (M.Ed.)

Visual Arts Education with Professional Educator License (K-12) (M.Ed.)
 

Advanced Degree Programs

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
Superintendent Endorsement
Stewardship, Leadership & Learning

Educational Leadership (M.S.)
Principal Preparation
Teacher Leader

Reading (M.S.)

Teaching and Learning (M.S.)
Best Practices
Bilingual Education
Differentiated Instruction
Educational Technology
English as a Second Language
Health Education
Reading
Special Education
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Graduate Certificate Programs

Adult TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Illinois Professional Educator License Information

Basic Skills Requirement
Subsequent Endorsement via Focused Program

College of Education Videos

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