Welcome to the Education Department
The faculty in the Education Department have a long and successful history preparing individuals for careers in teaching, administration and counseling in both public and private schools.
We place high priority on school-university partnerships and have strong relationships with both urban and suburban school districts.
These valued partnerships provide candidates with the best opportunities to participate in meaningful clinical experiences as they prepare to become classroom teachers, school administrators and/or school or community agency counselors.
Whether in a clinic or classroom setting, the conceptual framework of the Education Department provides the basis for understanding what it means to be a candidate in education at Saint Xavier University. The conceptual framework guides candidates to become scholars, lifelong learners, leaders, and reflective practitioners dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. It is within this context that faculty engage students in vital preparation to become teachers, administrators and counselors.
The department is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) at the initial and advanced levels. In addition, all programs in the department are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
The department has aligned its programs with the high professional standards set forth by the NCATE and its constituent specialized professional associations. By adhering to these standards, we hope that you feel confident in what we already know to be true, that Education Department is committed to preparing professionals who can teach, administer or counsel in schools and community agencies of the 21st century.
Graduate Education Programs
The Saint Xavier University Education Department offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs, as well as certificate and endorsement programs, to provide licensed teachers the opportunity to earn additional credentials to advance in their careers. Learn more about Saint Xavier University's graduate education programs below.