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Fast Facts for Teacher Assistants in Illinois

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

Salaries for Teacher Assistants in Illinois

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

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  • Education, Technology & Online Learning - Bachelors
  • Education, Technology & Online Learning - Masters
  • Higher Education - Bachelors
  • 100% Online Education Degrees - Ashford University
  • Break new ground in your education career with your BA or MA in Education.
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s & Associate's programs to prepare you for the invaluable role of guiding learners or shaping educational initiatives.
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Programs
  • B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
  • Want to be a Teacher or Educational Administrator? Learn why GCU could be the best place to start! Here's why:
  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate education programs, including TESOL, early childhood ed, elementary ed, secondary ed & more.
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both. We also offer evening classes!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Financial Options: Numerous financing options available, including scholarships for academic achievement.
Programs
  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • 100% online degrees include Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Education, and more.
  • Students and faculty are encouraged to engage in a collaborative learning environment that promotes personal and professional growth.
  • All faculty are professionals in the field of education, with PhD or EdD qualifications.
  • Programs are designed to help educators at every level sharpen their teaching skills.
Programs
  • Middle Grades Education (Ed.S.)
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Challenging students to live extraordinary lives of personal and professional fulfillment since 1878.
  • Offers programs in business, communication, education, humanities, fine arts, health sciences, and graduate studies.
  • Provides on-campus housing options and study abroad programs for students.
  • Campus features several academic centers for students, including The Writing Center and the Study Place for Achievement (SPA).
Programs
  • Education Specialist in Instructional Design and Technology
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
Programs
  • Online Accelerated Teaching Certification

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

Programs
  • Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

Saint Mary's University's long history of innovation in education continues with the launch of our new iPad® application, allowing for learning on the go. Our commitment to our Lasallian Catholic tradition of continuous learning, ethics and advancing the common good also endures.

Programs
  • M.Ed. Curr & Ins - Dyslexia Studies & LBLD
  • M.Ed. Curriculum Instr - Technology
  • M.Ed. Curriculum Instr - Ed Leadership
Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University. We offer certificates, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 100 programs in a wide variety of subjects.
Programs
  • Master of Science: Education
  • Master of Arts: Teaching
  • Master of Science in Higher Education - College Teaching
  •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
  •  Strives to be a student’s partner in lifelong learning; committed to helping them achieve their goals.
  •  Serves students of all ages, from first-graders learning to read to professionals seeking postgraduate training.
  •  Provides career-oriented diploma through master’s programs in fields such as healthcare, business, legal and paralegal services, information technology, criminal justice and design.
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Programs
  • General Education - Doctor of Education
  • MEd - Reading Education
  • E-Learning - EdS
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.

More Illinois Teaching Assistant Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
Danville
Associate
2,832
Fairfield
Associate
2,102
Olney
Associate
1,610
Mount Carmel
Associate
4,206
Joliet
Associate
13,149
Kankakee
Associate
3,591
Mattoon
Associate
7,177
Palos Hills
Associate
15,859
Chicago Heights
Associate
5,507
Ina
Associate
4,821
Decatur
Associate
3,274
Rockford
Associate
7,923
South Holland
Associate
6,260
Harrisburg
Associate
2,606
River Grove
Associate
15,658
Sugar Grove
Associate
8,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Teacher Assistants

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:
Teacher Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Teacher Assistants relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Carbondale 590 $19,590
Marion 590 $19,590
Champaign 1020 $20,660
Urbana 1020 $20,660
Danville 360 $23,630
Decatur 270 $37,780
Bloomington 720 $20,980
Kankakee 360 $25,350
Peoria 1710 $21,340
Rockford 2120 $23,390
Springfield 780 $22,010

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