Why Study Education at Wheaton?

“Preparing Educators who teach and lead for human flourishing”

The Wheaton Teacher Education Program (WheTEP) is a dynamic, experience-oriented program based on the liberal arts and a Christian worldview. Through courses taught by passionate faculty and hands-on experiences with PK-12 students, Education majors will be prepared to teach and lead for human flourishing. Graduates finish the program with a degree in Education and an initial Illinois Professional Educator License.

Illinois Teacher Licensure Programs
Core Courses required for all teacher licenses
Full-Time faculty

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Coming October 9-10, 2023
Considering a career in elementary or secondary education?
If so, this dynamic event has been tailored just for you by our education faculty in collaboration with undergraduate admissions.

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By the numbers*

  • Employment rate within 8 months of graduation: 97%
  • Graduates working in education: 90%
  • Teachers in full-time positions: 96%
Wheaton prepared me for my job by having the attitude of life-long learning. Never being afraid to try something new and adopting the posture of life-long learning in front of my students has not only increased my student’s learning but also taught them that learning is a life-long journey, something they will take with them when they leave my classroom. — McKenna Fitzharris, '14, 1st grade teacher in Prattville, Alabama, Elementary Education, ESL


*All data is based on the 2020-2021 WheTEP alumni survey. For complete data, see the

States Reciprocity

We have curated a list of information about the reciprocity agreements regarding teachers that all the other states have with the state of Illinois.