2+2 Teaching Education

College of DuPage students can now earn their associate's degree from COD and their Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Lewis University in just four years.

Teaching is a calling, and more and more future educators are choosing Lewis University to prepare for that call. They believe in Lewis' educational philosophy. They believe in Lewis' reputation. And now, through a unique partnership with COD, they can take advantage of Lewis University's 2+2 Teacher Education degree programs.

Instruction Location

The first four semesters of coursework will be taught by College of DuPage instructors at their Glen Ellyn campus. The fifth semester of advanced-level instruction will be taught by Lewis University faculty on COD's campus. Semesters six and seven will be offered at Lewis University's main campus in Romeoville. The eighth semester of this program will include student teaching at Lewis University's partner schools in and around the Glen Ellyn area.

Discounted Tuition

The first two years of the program will be completed at College of DuPage at COD tuition rates. The remaining two years of tuition will be paid through Lewis University, with a 40% discounted tuition rate from Lewis' published per credit hour undergraduate tuition.

2+2 Program Options

Elementary Education, B.A.
Special Education, B.A.
Early Childhood Special Education with ESL Endorsement, B.A.
Combined Special Education / Elementary Education, B.A.
Middle Level Education, B.A. (language arts, math, social science and general science)

Upon completion of the program, you will receive your associate's degree from College of DuPage and your Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis University.

For more information and full admission requirements on these 2+2 Teaching Education degree programs, please contact Joan Williams at williajo@lewisu.edu or (815) 836-5268.