University of Illinois at Chicago

College of Education

Elementary Education (M.Ed.)


1200 West Harrison Street

Chicago, IL 60607

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Elementary Education (M.Ed.)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Elementary Education concentration within the M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership is designed for individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree and are seeking a career as a teacher of elementary-aged children in urban classrooms. The program consists of a carefully designed sequence of courses and field experiences focusing on the history and philosophy of democratic education; a commitment to developing the full potential of all elementary-aged children; research-based knowledge of practices for teaching core content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies; and a commitment to collaborative leadership to enhance student learning. Emphasis is placed on creating classroom environments that respond to the needs and unique strengths of culturally and linguistically diverse groups of children. Students have the opportunity to earn a State of Illinois Type 03 Elementary certificate.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid (FAFSA).

Locale: Large City

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