If you have the desire to mentor and inspire others, consider a career in the fast-growing field of Education. City Colleges’ education programs prepare you to work with infants to high school students and to teach numerous subjects like mathematics, science, or languages. City Colleges’ pathways simplify the process of transferring to a four-year college or university, saving you up to $40,000 on the cost of a bachelor’s degree.

Enroll in an Education program at City Colleges and you will:

  • Learn how to work with diverse learners and gain strategies to support students.
  • Receive real-world experience through practicums and/or internships at daycare centers and schools.
  • Connect with hundreds of employers looking to hire through our Career Network, our online job board.

Industry & Academic Partners

City Colleges has partnered with industry leaders to design curriculum and work-based learning experiences, and offer internships to ensure we teach you the skills employers need. We've also developed transfer and articulation agreements with several four-year colleges & universities to ensure the credits you earn transfer as you continue your educational journey.

Industry Partners:

  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Childcare Careers
  • Concordia Place
  • DFSS
  • Golden Apple Scholars
  • Jewish Council for Youth Services

Academic Partners:

  • Chicago State University
  • DePaul University
  • Governors State University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Loyola University
  • National Louis University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Roosevelt University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Chicago

Learn more about the partnerships City Colleges has developed to provide you with a smooth transition from City Colleges graduation to the college or university of your choice.

Degree & Certificate Programs

Our certificates and degrees work together to build your qualifications and career.

Education Pathways:

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Early Childhood

Ready to Start?

City Colleges of Chicago is an open enrollment institution
and students are accepted year-round.

The first step in enrollment is completing an online application here.