This site provides information on the role of College of DuPage in teacher preparation. 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 and Education faculty member and an advisor from the transfer institution of your choice.
NOTE: changes at the state level happen frequently. the best way to stay informed is to be in contact with an Education faculty member.
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. View estimated costs and employment opportunities.
Paraprofessional in Education
ATTENTION: the Paraprofessional in Education program is no longer accepting new students.
The Paraprofessional in Education certificate is designed to prepare individuals to take on the role of a paraprofessional, also known as a teacher's assistant, in a K-12 classroom. Students will take a variety of classes to introduce them to aspects of teaching and learning that will help them to be successful as a paraprofessional. Additional requirements must be met for Illinois licensure. This certificate requires 27 credits in program requirements and electives.
Want to be a Teacher?
View our webinar to learn about:
- Where do I start?
- New licensing structure
- Employment outlook in education
- Salary ranges for elementary, middle school and secondary school teachers
- Steps to becoming a teacher
- Updated Education Information
- Illinois State Board of Education
- Illinois Certification Testing System
- DuPage County Regional Office of Education
If you are unable to contact a faculty member, messages may be left with the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-2010.
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H01E, (630) 942-3383
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H01D, (630) 942-3014
Christine Jandak, Program Advisor
Teacher Preparation Program
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H01F
Direct line: (630) 942-2981
For appointments, contact Counseling & Advising
Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06