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The College of Education prepares its students to be reflective lifelong learners; advocates for diversity and social justice; and engaged, effective, transformative educators and mental health professionals.


The College of Education will be a recognized regional leader in the preparation and ongoing development of educators and of mental health professionals. The College will be especially acclaimed for its leadership in the following areas:

  • Performance-based assessment practices.
  • Field-based and clinical practice.
  • Evidence-based process improvement.
  • Achievements in teaching, scholarship, research and service.

Core Values

  • Education sustains democracy.
  • Education provides powers of concentration and worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.
  • Education is a life-long journey worth the effort.
  • It is our professional responsibility to create and maintain a learning environment that builds up the human spirit, both socially and intellectually.
  • We remake the world when we share our intellectual ideals, model ethical standards, embrace human diversity, and engage in civil and professional service.
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    Faculty Office Center, Room G256
    Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Phone: 708.534.4050


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    Early Childhood Incumbent Workforce

    Early Childhood Teacher helping students paint eggs

    The time to earn your teaching license has never been greater. Governor Pritzker signed legislation HB 2878–creating the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity–and designated a $200 million investment towards training, mentorships, and scholarships for childcare workforce professionals to pursue advanced credentials over the next two years. To learn more, please visit our dedicated Early Childhood Incumbent Workforce webpage.

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    Team Members

    Division of Education

    Tim Harrington

    Dr. Timothy Harrington
    Division Chair, Education

    Vicki Gregory

    Vicki Gregory
    Administrative Assistant, Education

    Carla Johnson

    Carla Johnson
    Graduate Academic Advisor

    Eileen Lally

    Eileen Lally
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Andrea DalPolo

    Andrea DalPolo

    Division of Psychology and Counseling

    Patricia Robey

    Dr. Patricia Robey
    Division Chair, Psychology and Counseling

    Raquel Rios-Aguirre

    Raquel Rios-Aguirre
    Administrative Assistant, Psychology and Counseling


    Jeanetta Edwards
    Graduate Academic Advisor,

    Faculty and Staff

    Faculty and Staff

    Meet the COE faculty and professional staff.

    Special Programs & Services

    Special Programs & Services

    We provide a multitude of services to the community though the Center for Active Engagement and Scholarship, Counseling Lab, and the Family Development Center.

    Workshops & Professional Development

    Workshops & Professional Development

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    Psychology and Counseling

    Psychology and Counseling