Burklund Education Center and
Reagan Physical Education Center

Division Chair:
Dr. Pat Grisham

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Eureka College recognized as a top college for teacher education. The Online College Database’s new ranking, “Top Colleges in Illinois Shaping the Next Generation,” honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals in 2012.

At Eureka College, prospective teacher candidates study a core curriculum of liberal arts in conjunction with a major field of study, and their potential is realized not only by the accumulation of knowledge, but by challenging experiences in the field and in co- curricular activities. Those entering the Teacher Education Program must display distinctive qualities of intellect and character as demonstrated through competencies in five key areas that embody the nine Professional Teaching Standards established by the Illinois State Teacher Licensure Board:

  • Professionalism
  • Classroom Management
  • Content Knowledge
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Assessment

In Illinois, teacher education programs are subject to approval by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board (SEPLB). Eureka College is approved to offer programs leading to teacher licensure in:

  • Elementary Education (grades 1-6)
  • English (grades 6-12)
  • Mathematics (grades 6-12)
  • Physical Education (grades K-12)
  • Social Science (grades 6-12) with designation in History
  • Special Education LBSI (K-21)
  • Vocal Music (grades K-12)

Middle school endorsement may be available for Secondary Education and Elementary Education majors, and is mandatory for Music Education, Physical Education, and Special Education majors.

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Students must satisfactorily complete entry requirements before admission to the program will be granted. Read more about program admission, selection and continuance.

Practica and student teaching are required to complete the teacher education program at Eureka College. Read more about about practica and student teaching.

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