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Leading source of new teachers and teacher educators. Our graduates are in high demand. We regularly contribute more new teachers to Chicago Public Schools the third largest school district in the country than any other institution. We also supply more teacher educators to area colleges and universities than any other school in the nation.

Cultivating urban school reform leaders in real time. Through our distinguished doctoral program in Urban Leadership, were creating a new brand of leadership to help transform low-performing schools in metropolitan areas. Currently, the program enrolls more than 30 school and system-wide leaders from Chicago Public Schools alone.

Preparing students for research-oriented and scholarly careers. The breadth and depth of our programs enable students to pursue a wide range of careers in higher education, local and state education agencies, policy organizations, and school reform groups.

Mentored by leading experts and internationally recognized scholars. Our top-notch faculty and low student-to-faculty ratio enable us to provide meaningful interactions with many of the leading thinkers in education today.

Providing unique, real-world learning opportunities. As a consulting partner to National Teachers Academy a pre-K-8 neighborhood school on the Near South Side of Chicago UIC enables students and faculty to be actively engaged in the day-to-day operations of an urban public school.


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