2024-2025 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Micro Practice Specialization with Schools/Professional Educator (PEL) Track

Individuals who wish to practice social work in a public school in Illinois must possess a Professional Educator’s License (PEL) endorsed in School Social Work. In order to qualify for licensure in Illinois, Loyola students in the Micro Practice area of specialization and  Schools Track receive specialized curriculum,training and support to fulfill Illinois’s requirements to become eligible for a PEL with an endorsement in School Social Work. Eligibility for the PEL is based on successful completion of the requirements of the Loyola School of Social Work, the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE), and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).