College of Education & Human Services

School of Education

The WIU School of Education was formed by the merger of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Educational Studies. The merger went into effect Fall 2019.


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.

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The new School of Education includes:

Undergrad Degrees:

  • Bilingual/ESL Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle Level Education
  • Special Education
  • Special Education/Elementary Education Dual Major

Advanced Degrees:

  • Master's in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master's in Educational Leadership
  • Master's in Educational Studies
  • Master's in Reading
  • Master's in Special Education
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership
  • Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership

Educator Endorsement Programs

  • Bilingual
  • ESL
  • Reading Specialist (K-12)
  • Reading Teacher (P-12)
  • Principal
  • Special Education
  • Superintendent

Contact Info:

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