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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 the dual credit course, Exploring the Teaching Profession, will help you determine if your heart is calling you to serve students in your community.

Start exploring the teaching profession with USF

Yes! Please share details about Future Educator Summer Academy 2023 when they are available.

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. 

Dual Credit Course – Exploring the Teaching Profession
Exploring the Teaching Profession is the perfect opportunity to authentically engage high school students with the teaching profession while earning elective college credit. 

Interest Form – Exploring the Teaching Profession (EDUC 107)

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

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Deborah Glenn
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Srimani Chakravarthi
Donna Metlicka

Meet the College of Education Faculty