Before you enroll in courses abroad, be sure to consult with advisors in the College of Education, your subject area advisor (if you have one), and an advisor in the Office for Study Abroad to discuss whether any of your course requirements can be fulfilled overseas. You’ll also need to fill out a Study Abroad Credit Approval Form (available in the Study Abroad Office) and return it to your Study Abroad Advisor  prior to your departure.
All education majors have to earn 30 credits before they can begin their major coursework. In addition, education majors in the following program areas must take prerequisite courses:
As you plan your study abroad experience, keep in mind that your prerequisites must be completed before you apply to the College of Education, typically at the end of your sophomore year. (Comprehensive information about admission into the Teacher Education Program is available here .)
You might be able to fulfill some of your prerequisites abroad. Just be sure to check with a faculty advisor in the appropriate department (e.g. the Art Department, if you would like to fulfill part of your art history prerequisite abroad) before enrolling in courses overseas.
Education majors usually begin their major coursework as juniors. If you are not familiar with your major requirements, click here  (elementary education majors) or here  (secondary education majors).
With the exception of student teaching, all of your education courses must be taken at the U of I. Be sure to keep this in mind as you plan your study abroad experience, as the College of Education will not award credit for education courses taken abroad.
For more information about coordinating your study abroad experience with your major requirements, contact Sarah Showalter  (elementary education majors) or Kathy Mossman  (secondary education majors) in the College of Education.
Subject Area Courses
Secondary education majors are required to take a series of courses in their subject area, some of which can be taken abroad. If you are a secondary education major, consult with a faculty advisor in the appropriate department (e.g. the Department of English if you study English education) to discuss which of your subject courses will transfer if taken abroad.
Check out the Major Advising Page  corresponding with your subject for more information about how to coordinate your subject requirements with study abroad.
General Education Requirements