Post-Baccalaureate Education Licensure Programs

Program Details

Next Start Date
May 9
Est. Program Length
1.5 Years
Major Credit Hours
Course Length
8 weeks
Cost per Credit

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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.

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
  • 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.

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

Both 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.


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Courses and Admissions

7-10 Total core courses in program

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: 36
  • Secondary Education: 26


Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to either of the online Post-Baccalaureate Education Licensure programs, applicants must:

  • Bachelor's Degree in field appropriate subject
  • 2.75 GPA

How to Apply

Candidates must submit:

  • An online application
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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.


At Illinois College, we feature a high-quality education at a price you can afford.

ProgramTerm FeeFees TotalPer CreditEstimated TuitionEstimated Total with Fees
Elementary Education Licensure$50$250-300$375$13,500$13,800
Secondary Education Licensure$50$250-300$375$9,750$10,000

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* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Career Outcomes

Graduate READY for career advancement in a field that’s always in need of new professionals. When you complete your online teaching certification program, you’ll have the credential to pursue licensure and qualify for the teaching career you want. Potential career outcomes include:


  • Elementary School Teacher2

    $61,350 Median Annual Salary
  • Middle School Teacher3

    $61,320 Median Annual Salary
  • High School Teacher4

    $61,820 Median Annual Salary

Why Illinois College?

  • Fast and Efficient

    The online Post-Baccalaureate Education Licensure programs offer a fast track to career success. In less than two years, you can become a licensed teacher in the most efficient manner possible.

  • Education Licensure Preparation

    Graduate READY to sit for the licensure exam of your choice.

  • Learn from Experienced Professionals

    Each course is taught by expert faculty with real-world experience in the field of education. As an online student, you'll receive the same close attention and academic support on campus.

Benefits of
Learning Online

Whether it’s increasing your paycheck or advancing your career, an online degree can help you go further.

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