Online Giving

With your generous support, we can continue the mission to develop the next generation of teachers who will help renew and reinvigorate our urban schools.

If you are interested in other opportunities to support our mission, please contact Sheila O'Donnell in the Office of Advancement at 312-413-7632 or

Give to the College of Education

UIC Promise of Public Education Fund

The college's first unrestricted current use scholarship fund that provides financial need based assistance to students enrolled full-time in any academic program.

UIC College of Education Dean's Fund for Excellence

Your contributions provide essential financial support to meet expenses not covered by state funds, as well as to provide financial support for other unique faculty and student needs.

Student Support


The College of Education at UIC is striving to increase the pipeline and diversity of men leading elementary school classrooms. A gift will provide financial need-based scholarships and assistance to help our MiSTERs meet additional costs, such as textbooks, licensure testing, and professional development opportunities.

UIC College of Education Make an Impact Scholarship

Your contributions will create an endowment that provides scholarship support to deserving students.

Centers & Departments

Center for Literacy

Your donation helps the UIC Center for Literacy (1) provide language and literacy instruction to Head Start parents in West side and South side Chicago communities and (2) conduct literacy research that makes a difference for children in Chicago schools.

UIC Educational Assessment Clinic

The UIC Educational Assessment Clinic serves families whose children (ages 6 to 16 years) are struggling academically and/or socially. We are committed to student success, and educational equity despite economic disparities and under-resourced public schools. Our educational and social-emotional evaluations yield targeted results for supporting children's optimal learning. Simultaneously, the Clinic prepares the next generation of special education teachers to understand the vital role that assessment plays in understanding and addressing the needs of a growing diverse learner population.

UIC College of Education Reading Clinic

Your contributions support our literacy program for students working with our tutors through the College’s Reading Clinic.

Youth Development M.Ed. Program

Named Funds

Chou Faculty Awards

These awards are in recognition of the professional contributions of Dean Victoria Chou to the College of Education, UIC and the City of Chicago. Dean Chou served as Dean of the College of Education from 1997 – 2013. Your contributions will provide support for competitive faculty awards that focus research on developing and applying effective practices that improve learning outcomes for students and adults in African American and Latino communities. These awards will primarily support community outreach and research initiatives that have a direct impact on the learning outcomes of students and adults.

Aimee Strawn Math and Science Scholarship in Urban Education

Your contributions provide scholarships to students specializing in the teaching of mathematics and science to Chicago’s elementary school students in honor of the late Professor Aimee Strawn.

Marilyn Mucha Special Education Fund

Your contributions provide scholarships to students preparing to teach special education students.

UIC Dr. Ann Lynn Lopez Schubert Memorial Fund

Your contributions provide fellowship support to doctoral students of Curriculum Studies in honor of the late Professor Ann Schubert.

Dr. Ward Weldon Scholarship Fund

Your contributions will provide essential support for students in the Educational Policy Studies department in honor of the late Dr. Ward Weldon.

UIC David A. Wilson Education Leadership Fund

Your contributions provide fellowship support to doctoral students in honor of the late Professor David Wilson.

Future Leaders of African American Male Education (FLAAME) Fund

Your contributions will support this outreach initiative that seeks to train high achieving high-school juniors to become reading teachers in the primary grades.