Five Core Components of Eureka College Teacher Education Program


  • Professsionalism
  • Content knowledge
  • Assessment
  • Classroom management
  • Teaching strategies


Our coursework provides opportunities to utilize the specific, evidence-based instructional practices needed for success across our five core components of the Teacher Education Conceptual Framework. 


Unique Coursework

Coursework in the Teacher Education Program encompasses a common framework known as Universal Design for Learning. This provides skills necessary to teach a diverse range of students. Our candidates are prepared for an inclusive classroom, where Evidence-Based Practices are addressed for the needs of students with varied backgrounds, learning styles and abilities. 


Technology integration maintains a strong focus in select coursework. Scheduled lab times provide opportunities to equip and prepare students for the digital learning environment.


Courses also involve exposure to co-teaching techniques which equips students to plan, instruct and collaborate with peers. Students will also explore multiple learning opportunities through the micro-teaching model. This allows students to deliver lessons, receive specific and immediate feedback, and reflect upon their teaching to help better their craft.


Meet the Director of Teacher Education

Dr. Wendy O'Hanlon
Director of Teacher Education
309-467- 6327
Office Location: Burklund Education Center


Student Experiences 
Nichole Daugherty

This summer, I served as an ELA Teaching Fellow for Breakthrough Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia for eight weeks during the summer of 2017. The 6-year program focuses on providing middle school and high school students from the metro Atlanta area with a study-skills based, academically intensive curriculum so that they might gather the foundational skills to rise out of the poverty they currently live in and attend college. Not only did BTA allow me the opportunity to teach ELA to my students, but it also provided me with the chance to build relationships with my students, demonstrate to them that there are people who truly care about the path they decide to take and encourage them to value and pursue their education.




Amanda Kemp

Through the Sandifer Mentorship, I was able to fulfill my dream of working as a Park Ranger. In the summer of 2017, I spent six weeks living in Sitka, Alaska. While there, I worked at Sitka National Historical Park designing curriculum plans for their Preschool Storytime program. In the first four weeks I designed seven curriculum plans, and for the last two weeks, I was able to work alongside the Interpretative Rangers at the Park. My summer wasn’t all work and no play! In my free time, I got to hike, bike ride, kayak, and spend many days on the ocean! My summer was full of professional and personal growth, as I got to experience life in the 49th state!




Elementary Education
Licensure in grades 1-6.
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Secondary Education
Licensure in grades 9-12 with a double major in English, Math, or Social Science.
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Elementary Education / Special Education Double Major
Our coursework provides opportunities to utilize the specific, evidence-based instructional practices needed for success across our Five Core Components of the Teacher Education Conceptual Framework.
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Middle Grades Education
Licensure in grades 5-8 with two endorsements in English, Math, Science, Social Science, or Special Education.
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Special Education LBSI Endorsement (for Practicing Teachers)
The Special Education LBSI Endorsement program is designed with the practicing teacher in mind.
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Music Education
Licensure in Vocal Music grades K-12.
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