About Master of Education

Empowered Minds Learning Together

Rockford University offers several programs of study for teachers who hold a professional educator license (PEL) to seek a subsequent endorsement.

Teachers can earn a master’s degree paired with an endorsement of choice in as little as two years.

Choose from the following endorsement areas in the M.Ed. program:

  • Bilingual*
  • ESL*
  • Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2)*
  • Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)*
  • K-12 P.E. (daytime program)
  • Reading Specialist
  • Reading Teacher*
  • Special Education (LBSI)*

Rockford University also offers students the opportunity to earn two endorsements with the M.Ed. Students can ask their advisor about this option when creating a plan of study.

*These area of study may also be offered as stand-alone endorsements. Ask your advisor for details.


Office of Admission

Johnson Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
After hour appointments available by request