For over 50 years, the UIC College of Education has prepared teachers, principals, researchers, activists, and policymakers to work in partnership with Chicago communities to positively impact the lives of learners of all ages and their families, and to counter indignities closely associated with poverty and race.

What We Do

Through their research, mentorship and leadership, members of our college community are actively seeking solutions, creating pathways, and leading efforts to shape educational practices and policies in Chicago and beyond. Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni advocate on behalf of children, adults and their families in Chicago and around the nation.

  • 19 Degree Programs

    We offer degree programs at the bachelor’s (2 BAs), master’s (9 MEds), and doctoral (7 PhDs, 1 EdD) level.

  • 1,241 Students Enrolled

    The College currently has approximately 592 undergraduates and 649 graduate students enrolled.

  • 90 % Retention rate of first-year students who began at the College in Fall 2020

  • 12,127 Living graduates of the college

  • 341 degrees awarded last year

  • 3 % increase in College enrollment for 2020-2021

  • # 41 US News Ranking for Best Graduate Education Schools for 2021

  • # 22 US News Ranking for Curriculum & Instruction

  • # 24 US News Ranking for Educational Administration and Supervision

Mission