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College of Education

The College of Education at The University of St. Francis 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. 

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College of Education

The College of Education at the University of St. Francis has been educating teachers since 1925 and remains committed to providing engaging and high-quality programs designed to meet the ever-changing role of today’s educators. 

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About COE

Exploring the Teaching Profession | Expanding the Educator Pipeline

Explore the teaching profession and get a jump start on preparing for your future! Practical experiences like our Future Educators Summer Academy and education pathway dual credit course series, will help you determine if your heart is calling you to serve students in your community.

Start exploring the teaching profession with USF

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USF is proud to offer a variety of classroom resources and practical learning experiences for promoting the teaching profession to students in your school. Learn more about our grow your own initiatives and join our efforts to prepare the next generation of educators who will serve children in our communities. 

Education Pathway Dual Credit Course Series
The University of St. Francis is proud to offer three dual credit courses with a focus on the teaching profession. Your high school students will find considerable value in the opportunity to authentically explore teaching as a vocation while earning college credit.

Interest Form – Education Pathway Dual Credit Courses

The University of St. Francis is one of 24 Illinois colleges and universities currently participating in ISBE’s pilot program to develop plans to recruit and retain future teachers of color.

The College of Education has a strong foundation for expanding initiatives to recruit teachers of color through the continued work of the Multicultural Education Recruitment in Teaching (MERIT) program. Introduced in 2012, the MERIT program mission is to help recruit, prepare, place, and induct a new generation of excellent teachers – a teacher corps that more nearly matches the demographics of the student population.

Learn more about MERIT

Please see the Dual Credit Endorsement Courses accordion/tab on the REAL Program: All Courses page for current course titles and semester schedules.
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Deborah Glenn
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Srimani Chakravarthi
Donna Metlicka

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