Educational Studies for Future Teachers

Teacher Licensure Requirements

Illinois Wesleyan University is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for the undergraduate preparation of teachers in the following certification programs:

Elementary (K-9)
Biology (6-12)
Chemistry (6-12)
Physics (6-12)
English (6-12)
History (6-12)
French (K-12)
Spanish (K-12)
Mathematics (6-12)
Music Education (K-12)

Students must apply and be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Most students apply spring semester of their sophomore year. Please see the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information regarding the department, phases & requirements for application to the program, and course and certification requirements.

Teacher Education Program Admission Requirements

ACT Plus Writing/SAT Scores in Lieu of Test of Academic Proficiency

Advising Information

Chicago Student Teaching (ACM)

Code of Ethics for Educators

Criminal History Records Information Check

Field Experience

General Education Courses for Teacher Certification Candidates

Illinois Certification Examinations

Illinois Teaching Certificate

Information Technology

ISBE Standards

Mandated Reporter Requirement

Senior Portfolio

Student Teaching

Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) Information

Title II Certification Information