IL Type 03 - Kindergarten through Grade 9

The Department of Literacy Education in the College of Education offers a major leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree (B.S.Ed.) and initial elementary education certification.

The program qualifies candidates for the general elementary education endorsement that is required to teach in a general classroom in kindergarten through ninth grade (K-9). However, teaching in a departmentalized middle grade setting (grades 5-8) also requires the middle grades endorsement, as described in "Special Programs" section of this website.

The Department of Literacy Education also offers a Master of Science in Education degree (M.S.Ed.); however, initial elementary certification through a master's degree in elementary education is not available at this time. 

 

For specific information, contact the appropriate program advisor.

Elementary Education