Learning and Education Studies

College of Education


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 three concentrations to focus on in your last two years:

  • 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 Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,712
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $35,862


  • Tuition: $31,832
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $55,322


  • Tuition: $32,780
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $56,270