Welcome to teacher preparation at Loyola University Chicago! We believe that teachers make a real difference in the lives of children. Research demonstrates that teachers have the greatest impact on student achievement. To meet national, state, and local goals of improving learning outcomes for all students and reducing the achievement gap, teachers require professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions to have an impact on diverse learners in diverse settings. A comprehensive teacher preparation program designed around four key cornerstones, Teaching, Learning, and Leading with Schools and Communities (TLLSC) will prepare future teachers for this important work at Loyola University Chicago. View our comparison table (PDF) to see some of the way in which Loyola's TLLSC differs from traditional teacher preparation programs.
||Four cornerstones guide a student's progression through the program, each focusing on elements of Teaching, Learning, and Leading with Schools and Communities.
The Teaching and Learnin Program Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is given for outstanding contributions to the profession and the school. It is presented annually at the Loyola School of Education’s Fall Alumni Reception.