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3+1 PROGRAMS WITH COLLEGE OF DUPAGE

Valley City State University has partnered with the College of DuPage to provide a unique opportunity for students to graduate earning their Bachelor of Science Degree in education.

A PATH TO BECOMING A TEACHER

Earn A Bachelor's Degree in Education

Valley City State University has one of the best education programs in the United States.

The 3+1 education teaching programs have been structured for College of DuPage students and include elementary, technology and engineering, history, math, and English.

Students studying to become licensed teachers will have the opportunity to student teach in their local area and to work as a paraprofessional while completing online coursework.

Choose your program

Become licensed to teach Elementary Education in Illinois

Students in this program earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Education through three years of coursework at the College of DuPage and then finish with Valley City State University’s online Elementary Education program.

Students can complete their student teaching in their local area.

Students participating in this program will also have the opportunity to maintain employment, for example as a paraprofessional, while completing coursework at College of DuPage and the online Education program through Valley City State University.

The VCSU Online Elementary Education Director will work one-on-one with 3+1 students looking to pursue their degree to teach in elementary school.

Dr. Allen Burgad

Dean, School of Education

Dr. Allen Burgad

Become licensed to teach high school English in Illinois

Students in this program earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with an English concentration through three years of coursework at the College of DuPage and then finish with Valley City State University’s online English Education program.

Students can complete their student teaching in their local area.

Students participating in this program will also have the opportunity to maintain employment, for example as a paraprofessional, while completing coursework at College of DuPage and the online English Education program through Valley City State University.

Professor Lee Kruger will work one-on-one with 3+1 students looking to pursue their degree to teach English in high school.

Lee Kruger

Associate Professor of English

Become licensed to teach high school history or social science in Illinois

Students in this program earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a History or Social Science concentration through three years of coursework at the College of DuPage and then finish with Valley City State University’s online History and Social Science program.

Students can complete their student teaching in their local area.

Students participating in this program will also have the opportunity to maintain employment, for example as a paraprofessional, while completing coursework at College of DuPage and the online History Education program through Valley City State University.

Professor Steven King will work one-on-one with 3+1 students looking to pursue their degree to teach history in high school.

Steven King

Professor of History
Steven King portrait

Become licensed to teach high school Math in Illinois

Students in this program earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a Math concentration through three years of coursework at the College of DuPage and then finish with Valley City State University’s online Math Education program.

Students can complete their student teaching in their local area.

Students participating in this program will also have the opportunity to maintain employment, for example as a paraprofessional, while completing coursework at the College of DuPage and the online Math Education program through Valley City State University.

Professor Jamie Wirth will work one-on-one with 3+1 students looking to pursue their degree to teach Math in high school.

Jamie Wirth

Professor of Math
Jamie Wirth portrait

Become licensed to teach Technology and Engineering in Illinois

Students in this program earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a Technology and Engineering Education (TEE) concentration through three years of coursework at the College of DuPage and finish with Valley City State University’s online Technology and Engineering Education program.

Students can complete their student teaching in their local area.

Students participating in this program will also have the opportunity to maintain employment, for example as a paraprofessional, while completing coursework at the College of DuPage and the online Technology and Engineering Education program through Valley City State University.

  • This program is ideal for individuals who like to solve problems and work with their hands.

  • There is an extreme shortage of teachers in the areas of technology and engineering. Graduates in this field have a 98% job placement.

Professor Jason Dockter works one-on-one with 3+1 students looking to pursue their degree to teach Technology and Engineering Education in a high school setting.

Jason Dockter

Professor of Technology and Engineering Education
Jason Dockter portrait

Discounted tuition rates for College of DuPage students

College of DuPage students transferring to VCSU through a 3+1 program receive a discounted tuition rate. Undergraduate 3+1 students that enroll through the articulation agreement and enroll in an online-only program receive a 20% discount. College of DuPage transfer students are encouraged to contact our enrollment services to learn more.
Contact VCSU's Enrollment Services team
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Becoming a VCSU student

Admissions for College of DuPage students

Once a student is approximately one full semester from completing an Associate Degree (AA) at the College of DuPage, they should submit an application to transfer to VCSU.

Prior to applying, it is important for students to connect with the Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services team at the College of DuPage.

College of DuPage Website