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Teaching and Instruction

​​​​​Teaching and Instruction is all about facilitation and learning. If you are interested in educating others and furthering their growth and development, this may be an area you are interested in exploring. You might enjoy group dynamics and helping others grasp an understanding of complex ideas.

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Below is a sample list of entry points for students interested in working in Teaching and Instruction. Some positions require a teaching license, particularly for those interested in working in public K-12 schools. Gaining experience with the population you are interested in is important (e.g. youth vs. adults) as well as positions that include direct instruction. Students working towards their teaching license will complete student teaching during their final quarter; however, there are many part time positions and internship opportunities to gain additional experience.

​​DePaul Graduate Programs

The Bilingual-Bicultural Education (MA/MEd) focuses on teaching and supporting language learners at all age levels. Make a direct impact on the academic and social lives of your students by more effectively incorporating theory, practice and cultural context into your classroom. Learn more and explore! 

Earn your Early Childhood Education MA/MEd online, and you’ll learn creative ways to offer safe, nurturing and stimulating play environments that help young children learn and grow. Early childhood educators teach in urban and suburban preschools, public and private elementary schools, child development centers, daycare centers and Head Start programs. They also work as educational consultants and home daycare providers. Learn more and explore! 

Learn how to create a productive class climate and provide differentiated instructional activities for a diverse group of students. In the Elementary Education master’s program, you’ll challenge students at varied levels of development and play a critical role in their lives by bringing subjects to life. Learn more and Explore! 

Apply your passion for teaching and become an advocate for young people with a Secondary Education MA/MEd from DePaul. High school teachers are not only subject matter experts, but they also offer much more as teacher-leaders who transform student lives. In this program you’ll use your expertise to present engaging and interactive methods to motivate students and ignite their desire to learn. Learn more and Explore! 

Programs in:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • English

  • Environmental Science

  • History

  • Math

  • Physics

  • Social Sciences

  • Visual Arts

The Special Education master’s program will prepare you to help exceptional students in kindergarten through 12th grade. You’ll also learn to manage teams, mentor colleagues, coach paraprofessionals and work closely with parents. Your knowledge will fill a nationwide need. According to the National Education Association, 98 percent of U.S. school districts report a need for qualified special educators. Learn more and Explore! 

Special Areas in:

  • Pre-Service Special Education (PSE)
  • Special Education for Teachers (SET)
  • Special Education & Elementary Education (SEE)


  • Education Intern
  • Youth Development Intern
  • Program Specialist/Program Coordinator
  • Literacy Intern
  • Learning Development Intern 

Post-Grad Entry Points:

  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Career and Technical Teacher
  • K-12 Teacher
  • Museum Educator
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Instructional Assistant
  • Tutor
  • Health Educator
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Instructional Coordinator​