College of Education & Human Services

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School of Education

Located within the College of Education and Human Services, the School of Education (SOE) is composed of faculty involved in diverse fields of expertise, professional activities, and interests. The SOE was formed in Fall 2019 by a merger of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Educational Studies.

We seek to recruit a capable, diverse student body and to focus on continuous improvement of our programs by creating more meaningful clinical experiences for our students, establishing a series of knowledge and application assessments, and cultivating effective internal and external relationships.

We offer seven undergraduate degrees that lead to a teaching license, one undergraduate degree in the general study of education, seven advanced degrees, and numerous endorsement programs.


To Advance Educational Knowledge and Influence Educational Practice


The mission of the WIU School of Education is to bring knowledge, skills, and insights from our multiple disciplines to bear on questions educators face in their professional lives. This distinctive orientation prepares self-reflective lifelong learners, transformational leaders, and socially conscious practitioners for our evolving global society.

From our Alumni

"It has been 6 years since I graduated with my master's in EIS so I'm not sure if you remember me but you were professors that certainly stood out in my memory! I just wanted to share that I was named the Coordinator of English Learner, Immigrant, and Migrant Education Services for Hazelwood School District (in the St. Louis area) for next year, a district-level administrative role that hires, trains, and evaluates all EL teachers in the district. Thank you for all of the foundational skills you taught me during my first graduate-level program. The EIS program at WIU set me on a wonderful trajectory that has pushed me to get additional degrees in administration, making it possible for me to take on this role that will impact the educational services offered throughout 25 schools in our district.

Thank you for your dedication to education. You all have truly left a mark."

- Jessica Marty

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Contact Info:
School of Education
Eric C Sheffield - Director
Horrabin Hall 115 / 1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455 USA | 309-298-1183

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