The Professional Education Unit at Governors State University consists of all programs which prepare candidates for certification as teachers or other school personnel. Although these programs are located primarily in the College of Education, there are five programs located in other colleges throughout the university (i.e., secondary Biology, Chemistry, English, and Mathematics programs in the College of Arts and Sciences; and the masters level program in Communication Disorders, located in the College of Health Professions). The head of the Professional Education Unit is the Dean of the College of Education.
The College of Education/Professional Education Unit at Governors State University is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to offer preparation programs for teachers and other school professionals (click here for a complete listing of College of Education and Professional Education Unit programs, including those approved by ISBE to prepare candidates for certification) and is accredited by
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone (202) 466-7496.
This accreditation covers initial and advanced preparation programs.
Governors State University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The university is also a member of the Illinois Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
(312) 263-0456; (800) 621-7440
FAX: (312) 263-7462; Internet: Info@ncacihe.org