Online Education Licensure

For your convenience, classes are asynchronous and can be taken wherever and whenever is right for you, allowing you the flexibility you need as a working adult.

Online Details

The Online Post-Baccalaureate Education Licensure Programs are Designed 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 program that provides the flexibility to learn on their schedules

All online Post-Baccalaureate Education Licensure programs can be completed entirely through the College’s virtual classroom. Courses are offered asynchronously so you can learn on time and complete your program at a pace that fits your schedule. We welcome individuals with a strong foundation in the content area they aspire to teach.

Transform Your Career with an Education Licensure

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 created1. Stand out to education employers with a teaching license and career-ready skills provided by a Post-Baccalaureate Education Licensure program from Illinois College.

Illinois College has a reputation of excellence for its outstanding teacher preparation programs. Known for its hands-on learning methods and supportive faculty, Illinois College has a 100% career placement rate for alums who become licensed teachers.

"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

Topics of Study

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 Education
    • English
    • Physical Education
    • Social Science
    • Science
  • Secondary Education
    • English
    • Math
    • Social Science – History
    • Science – Biology

Each course is taught by experienced faculty who are committed to helping you achieve licensure after completing the program. You’ll also experience hands-on learning opportunities through an 8-week student teaching requirement. You’ll have the academic credential to become a licensed teacher in Illinois upon completion.

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Courses and Admissions


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
Secondary Education: 26

See the full list of courses HERE.

Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in field appropriate subject
  • 2.75 GPA
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  • Official transcripts of all college work completed
  • Candidates applying for Secondary Education Licensure must have a Bachelor's degree with a major in an area appropriate to the subject they are seeking to gain certification for.