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Locations Offered
100% Online
Time to Completion
12 Months: Reading Teacher Endorsement

18 Months: Education Licensure
Cost Per Credit/Course
Credit hours/courses required
18 Hours: Reading Teacher Endorsement

26-36 Hours: Education Licensure

Transform and Enhance Your Educational Career with Our Online Teaching Licensure

Illinois College’s Online Education Licensure and Online Reading Teacher Endorsement prepares you with the skills you need to stand out as a top educator to potential employers. Our students Graduate READY for what’s next, proven by the fact that our grads have both a 100% job placement rate and a 100% first-time pass rate on the reading teacher certification test.

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Summer classes begin May 7, 2024.
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A 100% online teaching licensure program as flexible as your life requires

Work at a pace that meets the needs of your current personal and professional obligations! Our online teacher certification courses can be completed when and where it’s most convenient for you. Receive direct feedback from faculty through integrated technology used during online teaching instruction, giving you direct, personalized feedback in a convenient, virtual classroom setting.

A teaching certification program to launch your career

Illinois College's online post-baccalaureate teaching licensure and reading teacher endorsement programs prepare you to excel in the classroom and in your career. With a projected 109,900 openings for licensed kindergarten and elementary school teachers; 42,200 openings for licensed middle school teachers; and 67,100 openings for licensed high school teachers projected each year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a teaching career is both meaningful and enduring. Add to that our 100% career placement rate and you’ll be prepared to Graduate READY from Illinois College.

An education licensure that’s 100% online

Complete our education license programs online in just 18 months and our reading teacher certification in just 12 months, with classes taken at your own pace.

Classes you’ll take

Reading Teacher Endorsement (18 credit hours)
  • ED 472 Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading Problems
  • ED 473 Developmental and Remedial Instruction, Materials and Support
  • ED 470 Foundations in Reading
  • ED 474 Foundations in Writing
  • ED 475 Literature for Children and Adolescents
  • ED 471 Reading Skills and Strategies in the Content Area

Post Baccalaureate Education Licensure (26-36 credit hours)

Specific courses are contingent on teaching area and require observations and teaching experiences. Contact your Illinois College enrollment coach for more information!

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Career coaching from experienced education faculty

Our education faculty go beyond classroom lectures, fostering a supportive network where you will thrive and Graduate READY with the skills and connections you need to succeed. Faculty in our online teacher certification programs are experienced educators, ready to help you not only navigate the program but also prepare for what comes next.

Online academic support designed with you in mind

All Illinois College education licensure candidates have access to online academic support. This includes our Center for Academic Excellence, which provides free success coaching, tutoring, and supplemental instruction; as well as our Campus Writing Center, with student and faculty consultants available to help you with any writing assignment.

Counseling and wellness assistance available to you

We understand life can get in the way of your education licensure program. Our Counseling and Wellness Center offers online mental health counseling, academic stress management, and other confidential support services to promote your well-being throughout your time in our online teacher certification program.

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