English and Journalism

Refugee School

English Education Teacher Certification Program

The Department of English & Journalism in conjunction with the College of Education and Human Services offers a degree in English Education leading to certification that enables WIU graduates to teach in high schools and middle schools. The program is designed to provide our students with substantial content and pedagogical knowledge—knowledge that will prepare them for a lifelong career in teaching. Our goal is to help students develop habits of critical, reflective, and creative thinking.

Students take a series of courses that cover a variety of genres and historical periods, as well as a diverse range of ethnicities and culture. Our program also gives students opportunities to become confident and skilled writers in traditional and non-traditional modes, and promotes a comprehensive language arts curriculum, which includes technology, visual arts, drama, and film. This progressive program also promotes the teaching and learning of 21st Century literacies.

Fall 2011 English Education Program Meetings

All meetings will be held in 022 Simpkins Hall (Dr. Livingston-Webber's office):

  • Tuesday, October 4th @ 11am
  • Wednesday, October 12th @ 3pm
  • Wednesday, October 26th @ 3pm
  • Wednesday, November 9th @ 3pm
  • Tuesday, November 15th @ 11am
  • Wednesday, November 30th @ 3pm
  • Wednesday, December 14th @ 3pm