To teach in Illinois public schools, students must complete a baccalaureate program at a four-year college or university and then be licensed by the state of Illinois.

To transfer from Lewis and Clark into an approved baccalaureate program, students must meet the specific requirements of the program and complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Students are strongly encouraged to complete either an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree prior to transfer. Since admission into Education Programs is competitive, completion of the recommended courses does not guarantee admission. Students must also pass the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or earn a composite score of 22 on the ACT plus writing with a 16 in writing, and meet the minimum grade point average requirement for program admission.