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Physical Education

  • Graduate with nearly 700+ hours of classroom experience and a robust resume
  • 99% of our PE Majors pass the Illinois Context Exam for their teacher license
  • Live in an education living-learning community, where you can connect with career minded peers, participate in programming for your future profession, and be mentored by staff who specialize in teacher education

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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

The WIU NOYCE grant addresses the teacher shortage in West-Central Illinois by funding scholars intent on becoming secondary STEM teachers in high-needs districts in the area.

— Bob Mann, Professor, Mathematics and Philosophy

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Gateway for the Next Generation of ATF Agents

Having graduated from WIU in 1998 and interned with ATF, I can attest that WIU provides the foundation necessary to secure a position in federal law enforcement.

— Anthony Zito, Special Agent/Certified Explosives Specialist (CES) and Certified Fire Investigator (CFI)

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Center for Performing Arts Construction Underway

The Center for Performing Arts will cement the foundation of excellence that is performing arts at Western Illinois University. When the center is complete, WIU will be THE destination for arts and culture in our region and beyond.

—Billy Clow, Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication

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