Teachers are in high demand. Illinois’ teacher shortage is at a five-year high. More than 5,300 classroom positions, including administrative and support personnel, went unfilled in 2022, according to the Illinois State Board of Education.

Of the Illinois school leaders from 690 school districts surveyed, 73% say they have a teacher shortage problem.

At Waubonsee, those who are passionate about educating others can begin their journey and prepare to transfer and pursue a teaching degree.

Studying Education at Waubonsee

When you study education at Waubonsee, you’ll learn from instructors who care about teaching and learning as much as you do. They create an environment of enthusiasm and motivation, one you'll want to replicate when you're leading your own classroom.

Since technology has an essential role in teaching and in schools—and throughout our culture—it also has a key place in our classrooms, emphasized in the coursework. Students work with the latest equipment and software, developing skills in Web research and other digital activities.

If you choose a transfer degree, you can be confident that your Waubonsee training will help you meet the requirements.

Working in Education

If you want to teach, you’ll be ready for advanced education to prepare you for leading classrooms from pre-kindergarten to high school.

Career Program Outcomes

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See what you'll be able to do once you complete one of our career-focused AAS degree or certificate programs.

Costs and Payments


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Meet Your Faculty


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