Welcome! Message from the Dean

Dr. Jor'danWelcome to the College of Education at Chicago State University and thank you for your interest in our programs.  Chicago State University has deep historical roots in public higher education in Illinois.  In 2017, we mark the 150th year anniversary of Chicago State University.  The College of Education has transformed with the City of Chicago and its surrounding regions.  We offer a variety of programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

The faculty, staff and administration are committed to our students and deeply invested in their personal and professional growth.  As a student you will experience a learning community guided by dedicated faculty who are leaders in their respective fields.  They are recognized for their contributions to research, policy and practice.  The faculty and staff provide personalized attention, mentoring and exceptional service. 

The College of Education prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills, dispositions and dedication to strengthen the lives of children, families and the community-at-large.  This focus is integrated within our courses, research and service. We have strong partnerships with local schools and community agencies.

Our alumni include teachers in varied settings, principals, superintendents, leaders, researchers, counselors, librarians, information specialists and physical education and recreation personnel. We deeply appreciate our alumni for their leadership and continued support to advance the College's mission of providing quality educational programs, services and activities for our students. The College of Education has a long and successful history of preparing teachers and leaders for work in and beyond schools, and today that tradition continues. 

Thank you for your interest in education as a profession and in the College of Education at Chicago State University. We have a deep commitment to equity, access and social justice. I invite you to browse our site to learn more about the College and our professional preparation programs.  In addition, please visit our beautiful campus.  I would enjoy meeting you to discuss your goals and how the College of Education can become a part of your legacy.


Jamilah R. Jor'dan, PhD

Interim Dean and Associate Professor


"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world."  Nelson Mandela