Illinois Middle School Teachers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Middle School Teachers in Illinois

Fast Facts for Middle School Teachers in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Danville, Kankakee and Peoria
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington, Decatur and Rockford
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Rockford

Salaries for Middle School Teachers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Kankakee and Springfield

Schools for Middle School Teachers in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Middle School Teacher Training Schools in Illinois

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12), MS in Education - Educational Psychology, MS in Instructional Technology (K-12)
  • Degrees: Master

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Doctor of Management – Higher Education Teaching and Learning
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

  • Programs: Instructional Design & Technology
  • Degrees: Master

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  • Programs: Master's (M.Ed.) - Instructional Design and Technology, Master's (M.Ed.) - Curriculum and Instruction for Educators
  • Degrees: Master

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: M.Ed. Teaching & Learning: History, AA in Education (Non-Licensure), MA Teaching: Middle Grades, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Associate

Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.

  • Programs: M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies, M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Common Core State Standards Instructional Leader, more...
  • Degrees: Master

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For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • Programs: PhD in Instructional Design and Technology, Education Specialist in Instructional Design and Technology
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Certificate

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Global Training and Development - EdS, E-Learning - EdS, MEd - Reading Education, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master
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More Illinois Middle School Teacher Training Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Augustana College Rock Island Bachelor 2,537
Aurora University Aurora Doctorate 3,946
Blackburn College Carlinville Bachelor 617
Bradley University Peoria Doctorate 6,053
Columbia College Chicago Chicago Masters 12,021
Concordia University River Forest River Forest Doctorate 4,126
DePaul University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 23,401
Dominican University River Forest Masters 3,338
Eastern Illinois University Charleston Masters 12,179
Elmhurst College Elmhurst Masters 3,184
Greenville College Greenville Masters 1,528
Hebrew Theological College Skokie Bachelors & First Professional 422
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 7,277
Illinois State University Normal Doctorate 20,274
Judson University Elgin Masters 1,236
Lewis University Romeoville Doctorate 5,347
McKendree University Lebanon Masters 3,312
North Central College Naperville Masters 2,559
Northeastern Illinois University Chicago Masters 12,814
Northern Illinois University Dekalb Doctorate & First Professional 25,254
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais Doctorate 4,636
Parkland College Champaign Associate 9,407
Quincy University Quincy Masters 1,323
Rockford College Rockford Masters 1,566
Roosevelt University Chicago Doctorate 7,163
Saint Xavier University Chicago Masters 5,675
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Masters 3,006
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale Doctorate & First Professional 20,983
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville Masters & First Professional 13,398
Springfield College in Illinois Springfield Associate 608
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights Bachelor 1,367
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 25,747
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Doctorate & First Professional 42,326
Wheaton College Wheaton Wheaton Doctorate 2,895

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Middle School Teachers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Middle School Teachers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Middle School Teachers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bloomington 300 $53840 0.67
Carbondale 140 $54890 0.59
Marion 140 $54890 0.59
Champaign 380 $46830 0.84
Urbana 380 $46830 0.84
Danville 190 $46250 1.47
Decatur 110 $41930 0.48
Peoria 840 $44370 1.04
Rockford 370 $60660 0.56
Kankakee 180 $52240 0.91
Springfield 830 $50870 1.69
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