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Education / Special Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education and/or Professional Educator License

With your previous college credit or a degree, you can earn your Bachelor of Arts degree in education and/or your professional educator license in 2 years. You can achieve your goal and positively impact the lives of students when you become a teacher through Trinity’s accelerated teaching license program.

Trinity education students are among the most qualified teachers in the field, and our excellent reputation with school districts helps our graduates in securing a teaching position. Our graduates are highly effective teachers in over 50 districts, in both public and private schools.

Through our program, you choose one of the following teaching licenses/majors in the state of Illinois:
– Elementary Education (1-6 license)
– Middle Grades Education (5-8 license)
– Secondary Education (6-12 license) in Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, History, and Mathematics
– K-12 Education in Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish
– Special Education (PreK – 21 license)

If you have a bachelor’s degree or higher, you will earn a professional educator license. If you do not yet have a bachelor’s degree, you will earn both a Bachelor’s degree in education and a professional educator license.

Majors

Major

Education: K-12 Specialist Education

Through this program, you will receive the K-12 Education teaching license in the state of Illinois in in Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish.

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Education: Business (6-12 license)

The Education Unit draws upon a Biblically-based perspective to prepare pre-service teachers to embody Christ-like servanthood. We prepare teachers to cultivate relational peace, educational equity, and justice for all children and to impact the mind, body, and soul of each student through excellence in teaching.

Adult Undergraduate
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Education: Elementary Education (1-6 license)

Through this program, you will receive the Elementary Education (1-6 license) teaching license in the state of Illinois.

Adult Undergraduate
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Education: Middle Grades Education (5-8 license)

Through this program, you will receive the Middle Grades Education (5-8 license) teaching license in the state of Illinois.

Adult Undergraduate
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Education: Secondary Education (9-12 license)

Through this program, you will receive the Secondary Education (9-12 license) teaching license in the state of Illinois in Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, History, and Mathematics.

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Special Education

With your previous college credit or degree, you can earn your Bachelor of Arts in special education along with a professional educator license with dual endorsements – one endorsement in special education and a second endorsement in either elementary, middle grades, secondary, or K-12 education.