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Fast Facts for Kindergarten Teachers in Illinois

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

Salaries for Kindergarten Teachers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Decatur and Bloomington

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

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  • B.S. in Early Childhood
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
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  • Early Childhood Education - EdS
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  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
  • M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
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  • Early Childhood Education - Bachelors
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  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education*
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  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • M.Ed. - Program Specialist in Early Childhood Specialist
  • M.Ed. Teaching and Learning - Elementary Education
  • MA in Teaching - Elementary Education
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  • 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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  • MS - Teaching and Learning
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  • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis

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More Illinois Kindergarten 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
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
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 Kindergarten 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:
Kindergarten Teachers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Kindergarten 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 30 $53,600
Champaign-Urbana 100 $45,730
Decatur 80 $50,830
Peoria 170 $54,530
Rockford 80 $68,650
Springfield 70 $54,110

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