Chicago 430 S. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60605(312) 341-3500
Schaumburg 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.Schaumburg, IL 60173(847) 619-7300
The Curriculum Studies Department (CS) provides high quality programs to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to become effective and justice-oriented educators in diverse school environments. The CS Department encompasses Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education program.
Undergraduates may earn a Bachelor of Education (BAE) degree in Early Childhood (ECHD) and Elementary Education (ELED). Upon successful completion of requirements for these programs, graduates will be recommended for a Type 04 or Type 03 teaching certificate.
Undergraduates may also earn a Type 09 certificate that will enable them to teach at the high school level. Undergraduates in the secondary program major in English, History, Math, Biology, Chemistry or Business, and minor in Secondary Education.
Service-learning opportunities and authentic clinic experiences are embedded through all programs. The CS Faculty’s extensive research and practice are grounded in personal experiences with children, parents, teachers and their communities. This translates into enriched instruction for teacher candidates, as well as added value for learners and the schools and districts in which our students are placed.
We aspire to be a democratic learning community of scholar activists who partner in the transformation of the lives of children, families, schools and communities. Welcome!
Nona M. Burney, Chair
Curriculum Studies Department