College Of Education BuildingOur college serves as the foundation upon which Chicago State University was built in 1867 as a Teacher’s College. The College of Education is representative of an extremely diverse set of programs that can support you on your pathway to achieving your career goals. A common aspect of all of our programs is a commitment to educator preparation for a variety of settings.

While many of our programs lead to endorsement and educator licensure in the State of Illinois we also have programs in recreation, higher education, and information science. As a Minority-Serving Institution, we are focused on meeting the needs of our students through coursework and programs that demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to diversity.

Congratulations on taking the next step on your educational journey!



Carolyn Theard-Griggs

Dr. Carolyn Theard-Griggs

Dean of the College of Education

Phone: 773-995-3764

Office: 320A


Dean's Office Staff

Ms. Janina Bardwell

Assistant to the Dean


Phone: 773-995-4457

Ms. Barbara Belisle

Interim Assistant to the Dean for Licensure & Accreditation


Phone: 773-995-2492


Education Building Room: 320

Office Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Telephone: 773-995-3988 Fax: 773-995-2473



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