Making good on the promise of urban public education

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 students and their families, and to counter indignities closely associated with poverty and race.

Our scholars and educators 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, particularly Black and Latinx children, in Chicago and around the nation. As a public institution dedicated to serving students and learners of all ages, we are making good on the promise of public education.

  • 19 Degree Programs

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

  • 1,100 Students Enrolled

    The College currently has approximately 500 undergraduates and 600 graduate students.

  • 17:1 student to faculty ratio

  • 70% courses at the College are taught by full-time faculty

  • 247 degrees awarded last year

  • 12.5% increase in College enrollment from 2018-2019 to 2019-2020

  • #53 The College of Education's spot in the 2020 US News rankings

Mission and Values