School of Education
Curriculum and Instruction
The Elementary Education Program is a collaborative agreement between SIUE and public school districts whereby classroom teachers, university professors and faculty supervisors work together to provide elementary education majors a unique opportunity to regularly interact with students in grades 1-6. This program addresses both the national standards set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the Association for Childhood Education International and state standards set by the Illinois State Board of Education.
The Illinois initial elementary education teaching license provides licensure for teaching children from grades 1 through 6; the initial early childhood teaching license provides license for teaching children from birth through grade 3; and the initial secondary teaching license provides license for teaching grades 6 through 12. The endorsement to teach middle school (grades 6-8) can be obtained through the elementary or secondary teacher education programs.
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