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Fast Facts for Elementary School Teachers in Illinois

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

Salaries for Elementary School Teachers in Illinois

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

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Programs
  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration

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Programs
  • M.A. in Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • B.S. in Elementary Education
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Programs
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
  • M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
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Programs
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Programs
  • M.Ed. Teaching and Learning - Elementary Education
  • MA in Teaching - Elementary Education
  • MA Teaching: Middle Grades
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Programs
  • Early Childhood Education (Certificate Only) - Online
  • Early Childhood Education (MEd plus Certification) - Online
  • Early Childhood Education (Master of Education) - Online
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  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education*
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  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in E-Learning

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Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership
  • Ranked in the top 25 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest for 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
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  • Recognized by Colleges of Distinction on the 2014 Illinois and Catholic schools lists.
  • Offers more than 80 undergraduate programs and majors, and 25 graduate programs.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
  • Its main campus is in Romeoville, Illinois, with regional campuses in Chicago, Oak Brook, Tinley Park, Hickory Hills, and Shorewood.
Programs
  • MS - Teaching and Learning
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More Illinois Elementary School Teacher Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Rock Island
Bachelor
2,537
Aurora
Doctorate
3,946
Carlinville
Bachelor
617
Peoria
Doctorate
6,053
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
6,810
Chicago
Masters
12,021
River Forest
Doctorate
4,126
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
23,401
River Forest
Masters
3,338
Charleston
Masters
12,179
Elmhurst
Masters
3,184
Eureka
Bachelor
672
University Park
Doctorate
5,692
Greenville
Masters
1,528
Skokie
Bachelors & First Professional
422
Jacksonville
Bachelor
1,014
Normal
Doctorate
20,274
Bloomington
Bachelor
2,094
Elgin
Masters
1,236
Romeoville
Doctorate
5,347
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
15,545
Jacksonville
Bachelor
648
Lebanon
Masters
3,312
Decatur
Masters
2,376
Monmouth
Bachelor
1,343
Chicago
Doctorate
7,405
Naperville
Masters
2,559
Chicago
Masters
12,814
Dekalb
Doctorate & First Professional
25,254
Bourbonnais
Doctorate
4,636
Champaign
Associate
9,407
Quincy
Masters
1,323
Rockford
Masters
1,566
Chicago
Doctorate
7,163
Chicago
Masters
5,675
Chicago
Masters
3,006
Carbondale
Doctorate & First Professional
20,983
Edwardsville
Masters & First Professional
13,398
Springfield
Associate
608
Palos Heights
Bachelor
1,367
Deerfield
Doctorate & First Professional
2,783
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
25,747
Champaign
Doctorate & First Professional
42,326
Joliet
Masters
3,503
Macomb
Doctorate
13,331
Wheaton
Doctorate
2,895

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Elementary 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:
Elementary School Teachers

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Carbondale-Marion 640 $47,670
Champaign-Urbana 1280 $48,430
Danville 420 $45,420
Decatur 540 $45,380
Bloomington 1450 $56,810
Kankakee 670 $64,830
Peoria 1990 $45,570
Rockford 2020 $78,240
Springfield 1070 $56,760

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