Early Childhood Education Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 40 accredited early childhood education schools where early childhood education faculty who teach early childhood education classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in early childhood education in the state of Illinois, which encompasses early childhood education training at the following levels:

  • Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Associates degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Masters degree in Early Childhood Education
  • PhD degree in Early Childhood Education


Schools

  1. Black Hawk College

    6600-34th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265-5899

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  2. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  3. Chicago State University

    9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598

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  4. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

    6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60621-2709

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  5. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  6. Columbia College Chicago

    600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

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  7. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  8. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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  9. College of DuPage

    425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599

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  10. Eastern Illinois University

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  11. Elmhurst College

    190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096

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  12. Governors State University

    1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484

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  13. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  14. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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  15. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  16. Illinois College

    1101 W College Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2299

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  17. Illinois State University

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

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  18. Judson University

    1151 N State St, Elgin, Illinois 60123-1498

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  19. Kendall College

    900 N. North Branch St., Chicago, Illinois 60642

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  20. College of Lake County

    19351 W Washington St., Grayslake, Illinois 60030-1198

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  21. Lincoln Christian University

    100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, Illinois 62656-2111

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  22. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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  23. Millikin University

    1184 W Main St, Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084

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  24. National-Louis University

    122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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  25. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

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  26. Northern Illinois University

    1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2828

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  27. Northeastern Illinois University

    5500 N Saint Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699

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  28. Oakton Community College

    1600 E Golf Rd., Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268

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  29. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  30. Rockford College

    5050 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2311

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  31. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  32. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  33. Saint Xavier University

    3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655

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  34. Shawnee Community College

    8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Illinois 62992

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  35. Saint Augustine College

    1333-45 W Argyle, Chicago, Illinois 60640-3593

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  36. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  37. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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  38. Triton College

    2000 5th Ave, River Grove, Illinois 60171-1995

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  39. Erikson Institute

    451 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654-4510

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  40. Ellis University

    111 N Canal St Ste 380, Chicago, Illinois 60606

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Early Childhood Education Employment

Illinois 105,200
National 2,079,010

Of all of the early childhood education professionals that work in the US, approximately 5% work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Early childhood education professionals In Illinois

102,540 101,430 100,840 106,880 105,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Early Childhood Education is a growing field in Illinois. 2,660 more early childhood education professionals were working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of early childhood education has grown by 3% in Illinois. This is faster than the trend for early childhood education professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of early childhood education professionals has shrunk by 0% between 2006 and 2010.

Early Childhood Education VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$42,243 $43,363 $44,215 $46,052 $48,010
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Early Childhood Education
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The salaries paid to early childhood education professionals are growing in Illinois. Early childhood education professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $42,243 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $48,010 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Early childhood education professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$26,352
25th percentile
$33,562
50th percentile
$42,925
75th percentile
$58,422
90th percentile
$79,918

Thus, there was a 12% growth in early childhood education professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of early childhood education, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid early childhood education professionals earning 203% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Illinois state.

Average Salaries for Early childhood education professionals and related professions in Illinois

Early Childhood Education
$48,010
Educational Leadership
$83,515
Elementary Education
$66,240
Special Education
$58,837

In Illinois, early childhood education professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Early Childhood Education programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois

associate
8
bachelor
30
master
15
doctor
3
Certificate
7
Total63

The number of students graduating from the 40 accredited early childhood education schools in Illinois is increasing. In 2006 there were 820 early childhood education graduates from early childhood education courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 1,023 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of early childhood education school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 25%. Most of these graduates, or 48%, earned a bachelor's degree in early childhood education.

Early Childhood Education Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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