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Are you interested in pursuing a career as a teacher, administrator, or school support personnel in Illinois? Use the search tool below to discover institutions of higher education (IHEs) in Illinois that offer approved preparation programs. Utilize the filters located at the left side and top of the page to refine your search. For example, select the "Alternative" option under Program Format to view all IHEs offering alternative preparation programs. Then, click on individual IHE logo to explore specific alternative programs available.​


The state of Illinois and the federal government have many programs and services that deliver financial aid to students in Illinois.Visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission website​ for more information.

The following programs have partnered with Illinois institutions, offering financial assistance and/or other supports and incentives to individuals who are interested in pursuing teacher licensure. Click on an icon to learn more about the program. Watch for these logos while browsing institutions using the search filters below.​​​

Should you have inquiries about program requirements, such as coursework, student teaching placement, or program completion timeline, please reach out directly to the respective IHE. Click on an IHE logo to access contact information for that institution.

Institutions that wish to collaborate with the organizations mentioned can contact them directly.​

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