J. Fazy - Teaching

Bachelor of Arts in Education / Teaching License

With your previous college credit or a degree, you can earn your Professional Educator License in two years. Achieve your goal, and positively impact the lives of students when you become a teacher.


Trinity education students are among the most qualified teachers in the field, and our excellent reputation with school districts helps our graduates in securing a teaching position. Our graduates are highly effective teachers in over 50 districts, in both public and private schools.

Trinity offers teacher education programs leading to the following teaching licenses in the state of Illinois:

  • Elementary (K-9 license)
  • Secondary (9-12 license) in biology, business, chemistry, English, history, and mathematics
  • Special programs (K-12 license) in art, music, physical education, and Spanish

If you have a bachelor’s degree or higher, you will earn a Professional Educator License. If you do not yet have a bachelor’s degree, you will earn both a bachelor’s degree in education and a Professional Educator License.

Want to learn more? Request an information packet.

Dates and Tuition

The program begins every January, June and September on our main campus in Palos Heights. 

Tuition is $575 per credit hour for undergraduate coursework; total tuition $27,600. Tuition includes all rental books. 

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. 


Students must transfer in at least 65 hours of previous college credit  (grade of “C” or better) and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students must also pass or be registered for the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency before beginning the program.

Specific transfer courses needed are:


American History *

Western Civilization **

English Composition       


Cross-Cultural Elective ***  


Intro to Physical Science
(must include lab)         

Intro to Biology (must include lab)   


* Waived with BA-BS for Secondary Ed   
** Waived with AA-AS-BA-BS for both  
*** 3 hrs waived with AA-AS-BA-BS; need 6 Hours for Secondary Ed


Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Life Span Psychology

Math Concepts for Teacher I

Math Concepts for Teacher II

Earth Science

Children’s Literature

American Government

Physical Science

World Geography

Inferential Statistics


College Algebra

Minor - 18 Hours minimum in chosen subject area (see list for options) 


Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Life Span Psychology

Major - 36-59 Hours in chosen subject area (see list for options)

List of Minors for Elementary Professional Educator License candidates
– Select from: Math Education, Science, ESL/Bilingual, Spanish, Special Education, Urban Studies. 

List of Majors for Secondary Professional Educator License candidates – 9-12 Secondary Select from: Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics.

K-12 Specialist Select from: Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish.


You will attend class one night a week, from 6-10 PM, on the same night each week. Classes range from 5 to 7 weeks, allowing you to concentrate on one class at a time and to complete your program in two years. Courses will build on a variety of subject areas in a set sequence.

Course Number

Course Name

Course Length

AEDU 203

Introduction to Education

5 weeks

AEDU 209

Technology in Education

6 weeks

AEDU 303

Educational Psychology

5 weeks

AEDU 380

General Methods

6 weeks

ATHL 103

Biblical Perspectives

5 weeks

AEDU 310

Elementary Literacy

5 weeks

AEDU 311

Secondary Literacy in the Disciplines

5 weeks

AEDU 202

Fine Arts in Education & Physical Education

5 weeks

AEDU 216

Intro to Exceptional Children

5 weeks

AEDU 315

Elementary Methods – Math

2 weeks

AEDU 316

Elementary Methods - Social Studies  

2 weeks

AEDU 318

Elementary Methods – Science

2 weeks

AEDU 319

Secondary Methods (student’s specialization determines content area)

6 weeks

APHL 104

Christian Worldview

6 weeks

AEDU 312

Middle Grades Philosophy and Literacy

5 weeks

AEDU 450 /455

Student Teaching

17 weeks

AEDU 454

Contemporary Issues Seminar*



To apply, complete an application for admission and submit with the $25 application fee and official college transcripts.  If you meet with an Adult Studies representative or attend an information session and bring your college transcripts, your $25 application fee will be waived.

Trinity Christian College is accredited by and is a member of The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) (www.ncahlc.org or 800.621.7440).  Trinity’s teacher preparation program is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education for elementary, secondary and K-12 license.