The Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education has transformed the teaching landscape of Chicago. Our roots trace back to the first teacher education institution in Chicago founded in 1867.

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Education classes and offices are located on our beautiful Main Campus. With more than 25 different programs, majors and certificates in six departments, the College maintains excellence in all educational standards and is accredited by the , the premier accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. The summary pass rate for all state required certification tests for all program completers is 98 percent.

The College offers classes and several degree programs at: 

El Centro

Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

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Boost your Score on the ILTS Content Area exam

Attend one of our workshops for an effective approach to the Content Exam.

  • Understand the subareas test objectives.

  • Examine the text structure and format of the Content Exam.

  • Assess your readiness and become familiar with the nature of the questions through the review of sample questions.

  • Strategies for reading quickly with good comprehension.

  • Learn the location of materials and online resources.

  • Special emphasis on literacy knowledge subareas/objectives.

  • Unique, specialized Test Prep Action Lab Workshops. The number of sessions you request depends on your needs and interest.

  • Come for an information session to determine length of participation. 

One-hour sessions on Wednesdays or Thursdays between 1 and 4 p.m.

Where: LWH 022
Cost: Your time and effort. No fee.
Open registration; limited space is available.

Register at Indicate day/time slot preferred.

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Elementary Education Content Exam Prep Workshop: Math Focus

The workshop takes place at TRIO SSS (4th Floor of the Ronald Williams Library) on Monday and Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m. beginning Thursday, Jan. 23 and ending March 23, 2020, (except spring break March 16 and 19). 

Space is limited. View the flyer. online.

Grow Your Own Illinois 


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Dear Grow Your Own supporter,

We are excited to announce that Grow Your Own Teachers is now accepting applications for our Chicago area program, with a deadline of Oct. 18, 2019. The Peoria Program is accepting application from Oct.1 to Nov. 1, 2019.

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Supports that make a difference:

  • Financial support for tuition assistance, and when needed, emergency expenses
  • Academic support, with an Academic Coordinator who works with students to keep them on track to graduate
  • A cohort of other prospective teachers who meet monthly to support each other, tackle the issues facing them and better prepare for the classroom

Who are Grow Your Own students?

  • Undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in teaching
  • Students enrolled in their college of education or a master’s program to gain their license
  • Adults who are returning to college with the intent of becoming a licensed teacher
  • Graduates who hold a bachelors degree and are pursuing a teaching license

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Basic eligibility requirements include: a GED or high school diploma and demonstrated commitment to your community.

For more information, you can contact Kenneth Snyder at or (773) 614-6619

Literacy, Leadership, and Development

In a recent study by the Illinois Council of Professors of Educational Administration (ICPEA) of twenty institutions offering master's degrees in educational administration leading to the Illinois school principal endorsement, NEIU’s program reported having more than 200 students. This was the largest number of enrolled students of all reporting institutions and represents 14 percent of the total reported State of Illinois population. On Sept. 1, 2012, Illinois law closed the window for candidates seeking admission to schools in Illinois for the Type 75 Illinois Certification program. The state created a new endorsement titled "Principal Endorsement," which has replaced the Type 75 certification. On Sept. 7, 2012, NEIU was approved by the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board (SEPLB) to offer a program leading to the Principal Endorsement. NEIU received a perfect score on the state's 171-item, 46-page application rubric. During the last five years, the program’s enrollment has grown from its origin of thirteen students and houses programs at the Main Campus, University Center of Lake County, and in school districts with cohorts.

 Curriculum Infusion of Real Life Issues (CIRLI)

K-12 Teachers may receive five CPDUs from the Goodwin College of Education by completing a on the Curriculum Infusion of Real Life Issues (CIRLI). The online module enables teachers to effectively engage students in learning by providing life issues curriculum relevant to students’ lives. The CIRLI online module prepares teachers to:

  • better understand diverse student cultures and the life issues that students face.

  • integrate study of pressing life issues such as substance abuse, bullying and immigration/immigrant rights into classes across disciplines and grade levels.  

  • incorporate evidence based prevention strategies that promote  resistance to problems like substance abuse and bullying that interfere with student educational and personal development.

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