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Teacher Education Majors

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The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences offers 6 secondary education programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree (depending on the department and program). UIC works closely with the Council on Teacher Education to coordinate its professional education criteria for these degrees. Students will be in contact with the Council on Teacher Education for all levels of the licensure process. Learn more about LAS’s secondary education programs through the LAS department websites below:

Teaching of English
Teaching of French
Teaching of German
Teaching of History
Teaching of Mathematics
Teaching of Spanish

Alumni Highlights Heading link

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Below is a sample of how UIC alumni have applied their Teaching Education major to a professional path!

  • Consultant, Illinois State Board of Education
  • English Language Instructor, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School
  • Head of School, St. Benedict Preparatory School
  • High School Spanish Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
  • History Teacher, Jones College Prep
  • Parent and Community Partnership Coordinator, Waukegan Public Schools
  • Vice President of Human Assets, OneGoal


Unique Skills and Competencies Heading link

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In addition to the foundation set of skills and competencies you will gain in any liberal arts and science major, there are also unique skills and perspectives you gain from your Teaching Education major. Review the list below to learn more:

  • Facilitate instruction and differentiate to many audiences and learning styles
  • Ability to synthesize and communicate information to a diverse range of populations
  • Ability to work in a team structure and collaborate on concepts, content, and engagement strategies
  • Strengthening of analytical and evaluation skills ranging from summative to formative assessments
  • Utilization of technology to educate and engage audiences
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong demonstration of problem solving skills and ability to adapt quickly
  • Strengthening of interpersonal and advocacy skills

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There are many work place settings, industries, and career areas you can apply your major based on your professional interests. Below is a sample list of industry clusters that other Teacher Education majors have transitioned into professionally. What type of setting or career focus appeals to you?

  • Arts, Media, and Communications
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Cultural and Museum Studies
  • Education
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Government, International Affairs, and Public Service
  • Healthcare and Wellness
  • Law and Legal Services
  • Research
  • Social Services
  • Tourism and Travel
  • Writing and Editing

Teaching Education Majors Advising Webinar

Meet Elena Guzman! Heading link

“I think some strengths of this major is knowing how to keep different and opposing perspectives in mind and apply those perspectives into one solid idea or lesson plan. Additionally, this major allows you to analyze the same piece of literature in different ways and how to teach in different modes.”


Learn more of how Elena found her fit with Teaching of English!

Meet David Warszewik! Heading link

“I find it interesting that everything has a history. Whether it is in a political, educational, or a military context.  One can analyze history and see what has and has not worked and what can be changed for the future.”



Learn more of how David found his fit with Teaching of History!