Earn your bachelor’s degree and the credential you need to teach in early childhood, elementary, secondary, or K–12 school programs.
Advance your career as an educator with one of four master’s degrees, five approval or endorsement options, and a post-bachelor’s teacher license program.
A Word from the Dean
The School of Education at North Park University transforms communities through advancing the effective teaching, leadership, and learning practices of dedicated professionals who are committed to serving a diverse and ever-changing society. We prepare our graduates for meaningful impact and success through collaborative partnerships and real-world, hands-on application.
Be equipped to take the next step in your career and stay one step ahead of the curve.
Dedicated to the Craft
One hallmark of our students is their dedication to the craft of teaching. Wherever they go, our graduates invest fully in their students while serving and shaping a global society. That begins with a supportive educational environment, where our faculty and staff will take the time to meet your individual needs. Small class sizes, flexible scheduling, and one-on-one mentoring are a big part of our investment in you, and the foundation of your future investment in others.
A History of Excellence
For over 40 years, The School of Education has prepared educators to meet the needs of students in a complex, changing world. You’ll find this reflected in our reputation throughout Chicagoland and the state of Illinois. As you pursue your degree or advance your credentials at North Park, you’ll also gain access to a network of more than 125 partner schools, as well as hundreds of alumni. When you’re ready to take the next step, you won’t be alone.
Becoming a Teacher?
Earn the credentials you need to teach in early childhood, elementary, middle grades, senior high, and K–12 education in art, Spanish, music, and physical education. Early in your program, you’ll get experience in real classrooms. Before your traditional student teaching, you’ll observe a classroom, serve as a teacher’s aide, and do seven weeks of “mini-teaching.” Your advisor will match you with schools, giving you a full range of experience in public, private, suburban, and urban schools.
Already a Teacher?
The MA in Educational Leadership will prepare you to step into a teacher leader or principal role. The MA in Education will enhance your existing skills as a professional educator and help you take the next step in your career. The MA in Literacy, Language, and Culture will empower you to effectively educate students in multicultural classrooms.
Or expand and develop your career with an endorsement or approval.
Meet the Faculty
Our compassionate, experienced faculty spends time in the field to master the latest best practices and regularly contributes to advancing the framework of education. They will teach you best practices in education—and prepare you to lead and transform others wherever your career takes you.
Committed to creating competent, respectful, reflective, and dedicated educators.
School of Education Viewbook
Take a quick look at some facts about the School of Education.