To teach young children (birth to age 8), teachers must be licensed by the state of Illinois. To transfer into an approved baccalaureate program in Early Childhood Education as a junior, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits (up to a maximum of 64 semester credits). Since admission is competitive, completion of the recommended courses does not guarantee admission.
The Test of Academic Proficiency (reading, writing, grammar and math) is usually required for program admission. ACT or SAT scores may be used in lieu of the Test of Academic Proficiency. Check with your advisor or transfer specialist about this option.
Information regarding standards for Professional Preparation and Recruitment is available on the Illinois State Board of Education Web site.
Student pursuing licensure versus non-licensure tracks, should consult with appropriate advisors at their institutions.
Click here to see how courses at Illinois public 4-year institutions accept courses in transfer for this major.
Check the worksheet
to see what courses you can take to fulfill your general education requirements
The worksheet allows you to see what courses to take to fulfill the IAI Gen. Ed. package (Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum) at any participating college or university in the State. You will find it helpful to use the major recommended general education courses shown above. You may want to print or copy a hard copy of this page.
Return to the Illinois Baccalaureate Majors' Recommendations (IAI Majors).