Teacher Education - Go Teach

The Teacher Education Program at Western Illinois University is focused on the training of future educators for the "real world" in pre-k-12 schools.

  • Students engage in pre-student teaching field experiences at (pre-k-12) schools for a portion of the school day while also attending classes on the WIU campus.
  • Student teachers actively engage in public school classroom activities, full time for 16 weeks.
  • Student teachers are placed at public school sites (pre-k-12) in one of 4 identified geographic regions for the length of the student teaching experience.
  • Each student teacher will select one of the 16 subject major options-Agriculture, Art, Bilingual, Biology, Chemistry, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Spanish, and Special Education.


The WIU Teacher Education program began


Teacher education majors


Increase from School administrator for ESL/ESL trained teachers in the last 5 years