Bachelor of Arts
Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnerships (UTEP)

UTEP at Greenville University

The Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnerships (UTEP) allows students with an associate’s degree to earn a license to teach elementary school in Illinois, as well as a four-year bachelor’s degree from Greenville University. Students participate in online coursework and attend evening face-to-face workshops every other week at local community colleges. Students also accrue more than 300 hours of field experience in elementary classrooms.

UTEP is currently offered at Kaskaskia College (Centralia, IL), Lake Land College ( Mattoon, IL), Lewis and Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL), Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield, IL), Lincoln Christian University (Lincoln, IL), and Southwestern Illinois College (Belleville, IL).

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90% job placement
Ninety percent of graduates from GU’s School of Education find work in the field of education within the first year after graduation.
99% pass rate on edTPA

GU education students currently have a 99% pass rate on the edTPA, a high-stakes test required in the State of Illinois for licensure.

300 classroom hours

Acquire more than 300 hours experience in rural and urban classrooms before you graduate.

Why GU


Character Education. Students in the School of Education at Greenville University receive a nationally recognized certification in character education from Character Plus, preparing them to educate the whole child.


Generous classroom hours. Acquire more than 300 hours of experience in rural and urban classrooms before you graduate. Enter the teaching field confident and prepared.


Deepen your education. We’re a liberal arts school. That means you get a holistic education that introduces you to many subjects and ideas, helping you grow your interests and skills. 

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Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnerships, BS Success Story

Success Stories

I chose Greenville because of the UTEP program. At the time I started my journey to finish my degree I was a single mom, and the UTEP program worked out the best for my kids and me.

-Amanda Kohler, UTEP

Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnerships, BS Course Requirements

Advisement Sheets

These documents help you understand which courses to enroll in at your local college in preparation for our Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnership (UTEP).

Lewis and Clark Community College

Kaskaskia College

Southwestern Illinois College

Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln Land Community College

Lake Land College


Visit the Online Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.