School of Education and Human Performance

At Aurora University, we go beyond the books to find meaning and relevance in our studies. We provide a meaningful education to our students so they can reach their full potential. And we have a long tradition of preparing highly effective educators and caring health professionals.

The School of Education and Human Performance believes that in order to be successful in the field, hands-on experience is critical from the day a student arrives on campus. Through work in our partner school districts or our exercise science lab, participation in various clinical rotations and required internships, you’ll gain valuable knowledge and bring learning to life.

During your coursework, you’ll work alongside our dedicated faculty who will mentor you throughout your program and nurture your progress with dedication. The outcomes of our approach speak for themselves:

  • our education students have a 100% pass rate on the Illinois Effective Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA); and
  • our athletic training program is the best in Illinois for the National Board of Certification First-Time Pass rate, at 92% (compared to a national average of 78%).

Our education department is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Our athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Our Exercise Science major is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Education Recognition Program (ERP).