Blackburn's Education Department offers hands-on experience along with encouraging, dedicated professors to guide you every step of the way.
Sophomore Education Major
All Teacher Education Programs at Blackburn College are fully accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education. Blackburn College meets and exceeds the criteria for excellence in teaching as set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education, which is aligned with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Welcome to the Education Department’s homepage. Our department’s emphasis is on providing candidates with the professional education coursework and field experiences needed for state certification in Elementary Education (K-9), Secondary Education (9-12), or Special Certificate (K-12). Blackburn’s Education Department offers seven different certification programs:
- Elementary Education (K-8)
- Secondary English Education (9-12)
- Secondary Mathematics Education (9-12)
- Secondary Science Education: Biology (9-12)
- Secondary Social Science Education: History (9-12)
- Physical Education (K-12)
- Visual Arts Education (K-12)
Students who complete Blackburn’s Teacher Education Program are well prepared to teach in elementary, middle, and high schools, and many decide to pursue advanced degrees in education or administration.