Teacher Preparation Program
This site provides information on the role of College of DuPage in teacher preparation and a general overview of the teacher certification process in Illinois. Requirements and accountability have become more rigorous over the past few years. It is important for you to stay current with the ongoing changes once you decide to become a teacher by working with a COD advisor and an advisor from the transfer institution of your choice. This site is as accurate as possible; however, information is subject to change without notice. Visit our web site often for updates.
Teaching Online Utilizing Technology (TOUT) Certificate (Education)
The TOUT Certificate, offered only online, provides hands-on experience in designing and implementing online course materials within a learning management system. You will focus on instructional design, visual literacy, online assessments, and current collaborative and multimedia practices while designing accessibly compliant, engaging learning materials. Types of Jobs: K-12 teacher, college faculty, professional development trainer, industry educator, and managers using technology in their work.
Want to be a Teacher?
Come to a College of DuPage Teacher Prep Advising Session.
Get the answers to frequently asked questions:
- Employment outlook in education
- Salary ranges for elementary and secondary school teachers
- Steps to becoming a teacher
- Courses to take in preparation for transfer to a four-year school
- Basic Skills Test requirement
For further information regarding sessions, please contact the faculty listed on this page.
Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois Certification Testing System
DuPage County Regional Office of Education
Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331
The TOUT Certificate, offered only online, provides hands-on experience in designing and implementing online course materials within a learning management system.
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