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Academic Program Spotlight

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Teach and become a difference-maker
WIU's School of Education

  • Earn up to $4,000/year in scholarships through the Great River Teacher Corps (GRTC) program. GRTC recruits and develops highly talented teachers to work in schools in West Central Illinois.
  • Home to a 12,000-unit Children's Literature Examination Center, an 18,000-unit Curriculum Library, state-of-the-art Interactive Multimedia Lab and WIU's Infant/Preschool Center.
  • Four Elementary Education options: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, and Multilingual.
  • Other degree options include Middle-Level Education, Special Education, and Special Education/Elementary Education (Dual).

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Preparing for a Disaster: WIU’s Emergency Operation Center Receives $2M in Federal Dollars

We are excited to move forward on these new initiatives, which will provide critical services to our service region and beyond.

— Guiyou Huang, WIU President

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Do art and music make us smarter humans? WIU Professor Discovers Answers in Our Genes

Are music and the arts key to smarter, more efficient human minds? Our research finds supporting evidence in traditional indigenous knowledge systems and in some of our earliest, uniquely-human genes.

— Andrea Alveshere, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chemistry

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Creating a World of Innovation: WIU Physics Chair Part of National Quantum Information Science Teaching Team

Our goal is to not only introduce the students to the magical world of quantum, but also to get them excited about it and its future promise for the development of ultra-powerful quantum computers and other quantum technologies.

— Kishor T. Kapale, Chair, Department of Physics

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