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Early Childhood Alternative Licensure Program

The UIC Early Childhood Alternative Licensure program is a teacher residency program for teachers working in Chicago Community Agencies.  The program is in partnership City of Chicago Early Learning scholarship program.  Following a course study, program candidates complete a two-year residency to earn an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with an endorsement in early childhood education.

These courses are not open to general applications. The application process is overseen by the City of Chicago, not UIC. To determine eligibility for the program, please visit the program website.

To learn more about the program, visit the program website or contact Claire Grimminga at claireg@uic.edu or (312) 996-7022.

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DateCourse TitleCollegeFormat
April 3 - June 24, 2022EPSY 522 - Internship in Early ChildhoodCollege of EducationOn Campus
April 3 - June 24, 2022EPSY 523 - Advanced Curriculum and Practice in Early Childhood EducationCollege of EducationHybrid
August 29 - November 18, 2022EPSY 522 - Internship in Early ChildhoodCollege of EducationHybrid
January 9 - March 30, 2023EPSY 520 - Introduction to Curriculum and Practice in Early Childhood EducationCollege of EducationHybrid
January 9 - March 30, 2023EPSY 522 - Internship in Early ChildhoodCollege of EducationOnline Synchronous