Elementary Education (ELED)
ELE Advising Sheet
ELE Cert Only Advising Sheet
Elementary Education Faculty
Test Required for Admission into the School of Education
|When you’re ready to take the next step in your teaching career -- to the front of an elementary school classroom -- PACE is ready to help you achieve your goals. Our accelerated Bachelor of Science and certification program is designed to help busy people like you complete your college degree in elementary education.
Students in the Elementary Education program are prepared to teach grades kindergarten through fifth and will earn either an English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement or a Learning Behavior Specialist 1 Endorsement. Students will spend one semester in supervised teaching at an elementary school.
Adults who have already earned a bachelor's degree and would like to teach will need Educator Certification. This is generally a four semester evening program that includes student teaching.
Once-a-week courses make it easier to fit college studies into your life. They also allow you to focus on thoroughly understanding one topic at a time. Students generally take one course at a time for a 5-week period, then move into the next course. Classes generally are in the evening, but may include som Saturdays.
The Elementary Education program is offered on the Millikin campus and also on the campus of Parkland College in Champaign.
Overview of Curriculum
Candidates desiring certification in Elementary Education (Illinois type-03: K - grade 5) participate in a curriculum that includes:
- a broad background in the subjects commonly taught in elementary schools
- methods classes offering instruction in teaching those subjects
- other professional education classes providing theory and experiences concerning schools, teachers and learning
If you have additional questions regarding the PACE Elementary Education program, please contact the PACE office at 217.420.6778.