Online Education Licensure

Prepare for high-demand careers in the fast-growing field of education. Our fully online Post-Baccalaureate Education Licensure program offers flexible learning to fit your schedule.

The online licensure program at Illinois College provides hands-on training to prepare you with classroom-ready skills: 100% of alums who become licensed teachers find employment. 

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Our Online Education Programs Are Perfect For:

  • Individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree and want to become licensed teachers as fast as possible
  • Professionals who want to change their careers and move into the education field
  • Working individuals who seek an online education program that provides the flexibility to learn on their schedules
  • Practitioners who want to keep going after earning their education licensure and add a reading teacher or English as a second language endorsement    

Education Licensure Program Highlights

We have a reputation of excellence for our online education programs. Known for our hands-on learning methods and supportive faculty, we have a 100% career placement rate for alumni who become licensed teachers.

Online Education Program Convenience

Complete your online Post-Baccalaureate Education Licensure programs coursework entirely through our virtual classroom. Classes are asynchronous and can be taken wherever and whenever is right for you, allowing you the flexibility you need as a working adult.

All educational licensure program courses are offered in eight-week terms. Fieldwork puts you in classrooms where you’ll put your coursework into practical application. Illinois College faculty will assist you in identifying opportunities for student teaching. 

Educational Licensure Program Options

You can choose the Post-Baccalaureate Education Licensure program that best supports your career goals and take the next step toward becoming a licensed teacher.

The following online teaching certification options are available:

  • Elementary Education
  • Middle Grades Education
    • English
    • Social Science
    • Science
  • Secondary Education
    • English
    • Math
    • Social Science – History
    • Science – Biology
  • All Grades (PK-12)
    • Physical Education

We also offer a reading teacher endorsement (RTE) and an English as a second language (ESL) program fully online.

Full Educational Licensure

Prepare for the classroom with hands-on learning opportunities provided through an eight-week student teaching requirement.

Education Licensure Program Scholarship

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IC partners with the Golden Apples Accelerators program to provide students with a scholarship that offers:

  • Full tuition and fees
  • A generous stipend for additional education expenses
  • Training programs
  • Job placement
  • Mentoring

You will apply for the aid directly through Golden Apple. 

Career Opportunities for Educational Licensure Program Graduates

Our online teaching certification programs provide you with the background you need to work in a rewarding job as an elementary, middle, or high school teacher. 

The need for top-skilled educators is rising steadily, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2031, nearly 658,200 new positions in the education field are expected to be created. Stand out to education employers with a teaching license and career-ready skills provided by a Post-Baccalaureate Education Licensure program with all the advantages of Illinois College’s nearly 200 years of excellence and a reputation for outstanding teacher preparation.

"Coming to the program, I didn't know as much about classroom management or organizing curriculum, but all of the classes that I have been taking at Illinois College have been directly applicable and have prepared me to be a better full-time teacher." - Steven Schnake '22 '24

Online Education Licensure Program Requirements and Courses

The Post-Baccalaureate Education Licensure programs are designed to enhance your professional skills and prepare you for long-term success inside the classroom.

The total number of semester hours required for completion is dependent upon the program you choose and are as follows:

Elementary Education: 35

Middle Grades Education: 26

Secondary Education: 26

Physical Education (PK-12): 26

View our full list of courses.

Education Licensure Program Faculty

Each course is taught by experienced faculty who are committed to helping you achieve education licensure after completing the program. Our small class sizes ensure professors and advisors will get to know you and will be able to tailor coursework to your needs.

You’ll work with your faculty using a program that allows you to record yourself practicing teaching to a camera or in a classroom. Course professors provide specific feedback, which prompts additional discussion. Even though courses are online, you will receive personalized evaluations from our expert faculty.

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Get Started in Our Online Education Program

To apply to our education licensure program, you will need:

  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • At least a 2.75 college GPA

Start the path toward earning your education licensure today.

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