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Learning and Education Studies

College of Education

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What is Learning and Education Studies?

In our program, you will gain expertise needed for formal and informal educational settings without being required to become a licensed teacher. With a growing demand for leading knowledge workers, this degree is very valuable. You’ll choose one of four concentrations to focus on in your last two years:

  • Applied Learning Science
  • Digital Environments for Learning, Teaching, and Agency
  • Educational Equality and Cultural Understanding
  • Workplace Training and Development

Career Options

  • Business & government
  • Human resources
  • Instructional services
  • International education
  • Private & alternative education
  • Training & development

Post-Graduation Success1

87% employed or continuing education

84% employed after graduation

3% attending graduate school

$41,112 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Chicago Public Schools, Champaign Unit 4 School District, Urbana School District 116 View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Midwestern University, Illinois State University View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding of the major and/or specific concentration

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

4.0 years to degree

89% first-year retention rate

Four-year graduation rate: N/A

Six-year graduation rate: N/A

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,254
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,194
  • Total: $33,060

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,704
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $50,850

International

  • Tuition: $30,594
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $51,740
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