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  • It is our privilege to prepare professionals who are committed in their careers to influencing lives. Ours is a program known for excellence in that preparation.
  • Olivet holds the accreditation and approval of the nation’s top associations, including the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education programs. We continue to update our existing programs to meet and exceed the Illinois State Board of Education standards.

    Education students at Olivet are called to teach. But we believe they are called to become something more. Here, students are challenged academically, but they are challenged spiritually as well. Each day they integrate their faith with learning, preparing to one day enter their own classrooms as Christ-like examples and role models.

    We would enjoy telling you more. Please feel free to call or email, or even better, schedule a visit.

    James Upchurch, Ed.D.
    Dean, School of Education
    815-928-5429
    jupchurc@olivet.edu 

    School of Education Website 

     

     

    All Teacher Education programs offered by Olivet Nazarene University are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. The Teacher Education Unit at Olivet Nazarene University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. The following Olivet Nazarene University Teacher Education programs, including some offered by the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, have received national recognition and/or accreditation: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education (MAT), Elementary Education (Undergrad), English Language Arts Education (MAT), English Language Arts Education (Undergrad), Foreign Languages (Spanish) Education (MAT), Foreign Languages (Spanish) Education (Undergrad), Library Information Specialist, Mathematics Education (MAT), Mathematics Education (Undergrad), Physical Education (MAT), Physical Education (Undergrad), Music Education, Principal/General Administrative, Reading Specialist, Science Education (MAT), Science Education (Undergrad), Social Science Education (MAT), Social Science Education (Undergrad). However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure or other purposes.