This program, offered jointly by SNL and DePaul's College of Education (COE), is designed to help adults working in early childhood education obtain certification to teach in Illinois. In addition to fulfilling your liberal studies requirements, you'll take courses on campus that cover the theory and practice of teaching young children.
Degree requirements are met by:
prior experience equivalent to college-level learning
continuing professional education certifications
and COE courses
your own advising committee of faculty members and a content expert in your
field who will develop an individualized
learning plan which addresses academic skills, liberal arts content and a
general business curriculum.
The degree is
earned after satisfying 50 requirements, written as statements describing
competence. Certain competencies are met by specific courses or projects;
others can be satisfied by relevant transfer courses or experience.
You can complete your SNL
requirements by attending courses on campus, online or a combination of both.
SNL campus-based courses meet either evenings or weekends at DePaul's Loop,
Naperville, Oak Forest and O'Hare campuses. COE offers courses at the Loop or
Lincoln Park campuses and, in some cases, online.