General Undergraduate Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Concordia University Chicago undergraduate programs as published in the Concordia University Chicago academic catalog.
New students are accepted into undergraduate degree-seeking programs for online (ADP) and on-campus (Traditional) study in the fall and spring semesters. If you have any questions please work with your admissions advisors.
The Bachelor of Science in K-12 (Kindergarten – Grade 12) for the programs listed below lead to the state of Illinois Professional Educator Licensure in either K-12 Art Education, K-12 Physical Education or PK-12 Spanish Education. All majors must complete the requirements of the College of Education to be eligible for licensure. All courses within the major must be passed with a C or higher.
College of Education Graduation Requirements:
Students in the College of College of Education must meet all University requirements found in the Academic Information section of this catalog. Specific requirements of the College of Education include the following:
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all coursework completed at CUC
- A minimum GPA of 2.75 for all courses taken in the major at CUC
- A minimum grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses
- A grade of C- or higher in all methods courses
- A passing score on the Illinois State Licensure Test(s) (taken prior to student teaching for those seeking licensure)
- A passing score on the EdTPA (for those seeking licensure)
- A passing grade for the Student Teaching Internship
- With the exception of student teaching, courses in the education major at CUC may not be taken on the Pass/Fail grade option
- In addition to the overall minimum credits for the degree major, minor, endorsement, and special programs (Honors Program for example) requirements are also necessary if they have been declared. Deficiency in any area of the program will delay awarding of the degree and will require filing of a new intent to graduate. Students may elect to drop minors, additional endorsements, or other special programs if they present an obstacle to graduation.
This program leads to Illinois licensure with direct University entitlement. The awarding of initial Illinois teaching licensure will require the completion of your academic program, a passing score on the corresponding Illinois State Licensure Test(s), and a passing score on the edTPA. For your licensure’s specific test requirements please refer to ISBE’s webpage https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Professional-Educator-License-Teaching-Endorsements.aspx) or contact the Licensure Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.