School of Education

For additional information on all cohort programs contact:

Andi Danis at 630-844-3857 or adanis@aurora.edu or Marcia Gaspari at 630-844-4643 or mgaspari@aurora.edu

What if an education system existed that allowed you to gain hands-on experience from the day you began class? What if studying to become an educator actually meant that you would be working in schools from freshman year on? At Aurora University, this dream has become a reality. In addition to years as an accredited institution by ISBE and the Higher Learning Commission, School of Education programs now have recognition through the prestigious NCATE association.

Program completers have experienced superior academic success, with undergraduate GPA averages of 3.61, and 3.947 at the graduate level.

There are many exciting possibilities awaiting you at AU:

  • Participate in the day-to-day instructional routine of a school classroom
  • Be a member of a professional community of learners dedicated to learning together
  • Learn best teaching practices from experienced university and public school faculty
  • Interact with, not just observe, students early in this program
  • Develop a passion for teaching

School of Education Undergraduate Programs

Bilingual/English as a Second Language Education (minor)
Disability Studies
Elementary Education
    Middle School Endorsements
Secondary Education (supplemental major)
Special Education

School of Health and Physical Education

Undergraduate Programs

Athletic Training
Coaching and Youth Sport Development
Fitness and Health Promotion
Physical Education/Teaching Certification K-12

Minors

Coaching
Fitness and Health Promotion
Health Education (middle school health endorsement)
Sports Management

School of Education Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership - Principal Endorsement Program
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership - Teacher Leader Endorsement Program
Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with Bilingual/ESL Education (MACI)
Master of Arts in Reading Instruction

Reading Instruction Endorsement

Master of Arts in Education Technology (MAET)

Education Technology Endorsement

Bilingual/ESL Endorsement*
Type 75 Administrative Certificate

Special Education Graduate Programs

     LBS I Endorsement for individuals holding a classroom certificate*
     Master of Arts in Special Education (for previously certified teachers)
     Master of Arts in Special Education with Initial LBS I certification
     Director of Special Education Endorsement

School of Education Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Education in Leadership in Administration
Doctor of Education in Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction

*Also offered online