College of Education & Human Services

GRTC Participants will receive

 Pre-Teacher Education Program
 Accepted into Teacher Education Program

Contact Us:

 Dr. Denny Barr

  (309) 298-1183

Your gift matters

Two students in their dorm room

$14,000 provides
a four-year scholarship for one student

A PE teacher in the gym with two students

$8,000 provides
a scholarship for a student's last two years of college

Two students studying in a classroom

$5,000 funds
the Spring Conference and Scholarship Banquet

Group photo of students with cap and gowns on at graduation

$1,500 funds
three professional development activities for one year

$600 provides funds to recruit one student into the GRTC
$500 funds one professional development activity

CURRENT Great River Teacher Corps Participants Must

  Submit an essay on the value of rural and small schools
  Provide a letter of endorsement from a rural or small school superintendent
  Attend three professional development seminars each year on rural and small school education issues
  Complete student teaching in a rural or small school
  Attend the GRTC conference and banquet each spring
  Commit to teach for a minimum of three years in a rural school district in the 22 county region: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Mercer, Morgan, Peoria, Pike, Rock Island, Schuyler, Scott, Stark, Tazewell, Warren
*The Great River Teacher Corps will expand to include an urban track as funds become available. Donations are being accepted.

Avenues to give

Check: Make payable to the WIU Foundation, write Great River Teacher Corps on memo. Mail to: Kelly Severs, WIU, Horrabin Hall 117, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455

Online:  Donate here

Multi-year pledge or establish a monthly gift; contact: Kelly Severs, College of Education and Human Services, Director of Development, via e-mail at or by phone, (309) 298-1690