Education students and faculty – united by a common vision and shared dedication - work together
to transform the classroom, our school systems and the communities around them. This collaborative passion for education is not only one we attempt to instill in schools, but describes the culture we have built here at Lewis University. It's why Lewis University is a Midwest leader in developing transformative educators, and why more and more students are choosing Lewis' supportive educational community
for the hands-on experience and innovative training required to effectively change lives in the classroom.
In the spirit of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Educators, we believe in educating both the mind and spirit. De La Salle was known for his innovative teaching methods and creation of schools that focused on students’ needs and teaching approaches that worked best. His commitment to social justice was born out of a devotion to provide a practical education for all, so that every person can make a difference in society.
Lewis College of Education faculty are committed to De La Salle’s purpose and vocation, in creating educators who are critical thinkers and transformative educators. You will learn with your peers in classrooms and in field-based experiences. You will be exposed to a variety of cultures and communities - Lewis has partnered with 60 school districts, 7 counties and 130 schools in the Chicago area.
The College of Education undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the National Council for Teacher Accreditation (NCATE)
. All teacher education programs are approved for entitlement by the Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Illinois State Teacher Certification Board.