Illinois Preschool Teachers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Preschool Teachers in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Preschool Teachers in Illinois

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

Salaries for Preschool Teachers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Peoria and Champaign

Schools for Preschool Teachers in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Preschool 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: Undergraduate in Early Childhood, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration, MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12), more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education*
  • Degrees: Bachelor

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

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. - Program Specialist in Early Childhood Specialist, M.Ed. Teaching and Learning - Elementary Education , MA in Teaching - Elementary Education, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Associate

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

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Elementary Mathematics - Additional Endorsement - Certificate
  • Degrees: Certificate
Rasmussen College
Aurora, Mokena, Rockford, Romeoville

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

  • Programs: Early Childhood Education Associates - Child Development Specialization, Early Childhood Education Associate's - Special Needs Specialization
  • Degrees: Associate

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  • Programs: AA/Early Childhood Education, MA/Education - Child Development, MA/Education - Early Childhood Education, more...
  • Degrees: Associate, Master, Bachelor

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Early Childhood Education - EdS, Early Childhood Education - PhD in Education, Early Childhood Education - Doctor of Education, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate
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More Illinois Preschool Teacher Training Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bradley University Peoria Doctorate 6,053
Chicago State University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 6,810
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago Associate 8,633
College of Lake County Grayslake Associate 16,010
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
Erikson Institute Chicago Masters 314
Governors State University University Park Doctorate 5,692
Greenville College Greenville Masters 1,528
Illinois College Jacksonville Bachelor 1,014
Illinois State University Normal Doctorate 20,274
Judson University Elgin Masters 1,236
Loyola University Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 15,545
Millikin University Decatur Masters 2,376
National-Louis University Chicago Doctorate 7,405
Northeastern Illinois University Chicago Masters 12,814
Northern Illinois University Dekalb Doctorate & First Professional 25,254
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais Doctorate 4,636
Roosevelt University Chicago Doctorate 7,163
Saint Augustine College Chicago Chicago Bachelor 1,289
Saint Xavier University Chicago Masters 5,675
Shawnee Community College Ullin Associate 2,176
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale Doctorate & First Professional 20,983
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville Masters & First Professional 13,398
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Doctorate & First Professional 42,326

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Preschool 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:
Preschool Teachers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Preschool 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 280 $23180 1.11
Carbondale 140 $24050 0.97
Marion 140 $24050 0.97
Champaign 270 $24360 1.03
Urbana 270 $24360 1.03
Danville 50 $22450 0.72
Decatur 130 $22870 0.96
Peoria 490 $28180 1.03
Rockford 450 $35860 1.15
Kankakee 90 $29600 0.74
Springfield 520 $25130 1.82
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