- Degrees Available:
- Major: Yes
- Minor: No
- Graduate Degree: Yes
- Campus: Macomb & Quad Cities
- Study Opportunities:
- Teacher Certification
- Graduate Studies
- Teacher Education
Undergraduate Majors, Minors & Programs of Study
The Elementary Education major leads to certification for teachers to work in self-contained classroom situations for grades kindergarten through nine. Students who major in Elementary Education many also choose to earn additional endorsement to allow them to teach in departmental situations in middle school.
Candidates who complete WIU’s Elementary Education Program are highly knowledge, reflective teachers committed to creating positive learning communities and using research-based teaching strategies that accommodate and empower all learners.
Courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction are taught by full-time faculty, most of whom have doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. Our faculty have taught in a variety of public and private school settings and have been recognized for their teaching excellence and the use of technology in teaching. Faculty are actively involved in a variety of professional organization, provide continuing education workshops for teachers, and publish books and articles in state, national, and international journals.
The faculty are committed to helping students develop into skilled, competent, and creative teachers. The individual assistance that professors provide ensures this goal is achieved. Students are encouraged to communicate frequently with their professors through office visits, email, and phone calls.