Millikin University - Decatur, IL
School of Education


I welcome the opportunity to
discuss the many exciting aspects of our teacher education programs with you, either via email at, on the phone (217) 424-6244 or during a campus visit.

Journey with us toward excellence in teaching and learning . . . we have much to offer along the way!

Nancy Gaylen, Director
School of Education



98% of  Millikin's 2010 School of Education graduates gained employment or entrance to a graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.

Education graduates found professional employment after graduation in school districts including Chicago, Nashville, TN, and St. Louis or went on to continue their education at institutions like University of Illinois-Springfield, University of St. Francis.  Take a look at the latest School of Education Alumni Survey by clicking on the link below.



Students of the School of Education at Millikin University enjoy opportunities to integrate their course-based knowledge and skills with internships in area classrooms. The journey toward excellence in teaching and learning starts on your first day. Typically, admission into the School of Education takes place early in the sophomore year. Once you meet all admission requirements, you can begin completing upper level program requirements.

Local internships and clinical experiences combine with week- and semester-long opportunities to travel to and learn in Chicago, the Dominican Republic, China and Taiwan. These diverse, meaningful opportunities show you how to practice what you learn at Millikin in a real-world setting.

Millikin offers 10 certification programs for teacher education:
* Art Education (k-12)
* Early Childhood Education (0-grade 3) ESL Endorsement - New in 2012
* Elementary Education (k-9)
* English Language Arts Education (grades 6-12)
* Mathematics Education (grades 6-12)
* Music Education (k-12)
* Physical Education, Specialist (k-12)
* Science Education: Biology (grades 6-12)
* Science Education: Chemistry (grades 6-12)
* Social Science Education: History (grades 6-12)
* School Nurse Certification (We also offer coursework for completion of the School Nurse Program.)
*Special Education Letter of Approval - 2012

Millikin's School of Education program has full national accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Read more about the paths you can take on your journey on the pages of this website.


School of Education receives full national accreditation from National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

The School of Education offers several immersion trips each year, including trips to Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture as well as overseas to the Dominican Republic.

Upcoming trips include:
China June 2012

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL