Teacher Education

Educator Preparation


ASPIRING EDUCATORS is a pre-professional organization for students who are preparing for careers in education. Members are part of the 110,000 Illinois Education Association (IEA), the largest professional organization for teachers in the state. Contact Dr. Eric Mansfield, EA-Mansfield@wiu.edu. Email: wiuseainfor@gmail.com

EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDENT ASSOCIATION is an organization that helps equip future educators with knowledge and resources to promote high-quality learning for young children. During our meetings, we will have a guest speakers who prepare our members as future educators in different areas such as classroom management, technology integration, hands-on learning, child development and how to overall meet the needs of future students. Early Childhood Student Association is a great opportunity for members to gain knowledge about their future career as an educator without a huge time commitment looming over their heads. Contact: Dr. Boh Young Lee BY-Lee@wiu.edu

MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS The Music Department offers various music organization:  http://www.wiu.edu/cofac/music/student_organization.php

KAPPA DELTA PI Is an International Honor Society in Education. Members must have a 3.60 GPA or higher.
Topics of interest to students in the teacher education field are planned to enhance students' understanding of the roles, expectations, and requirements of the instructional classroom and the educational job market.  For more information, contact Abha Singh, A-Singh@wiu.edu.

STUDENT COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (SCEC) offers special education majors the opportunity to develop leadership skills and to participate in professional development activities. SCEC is affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children, the premier international professional organization in the field. Contact Barry Birbaum for additional information. Email:

WESTERN ILLINOIS READING COUNCIL Promotes reading through special programs and projects in the western section of the state. Children's authors, reading techniques and independent reading sources are the focus of the programs. Student membership is $15. Fee provides the issues of the IL State Reading Council Reading Journal and the IL State Reading Council Communicator. Contact Dr. Melissa Stinnett for additional information. Email: M-Stinnett@wiu.edu

To see information concerning all WIU Student Organizations click here: http://www.wiu.edu/student_success/ose/

Advising Contact Information

Kim MorenoKim Moreno

Teacher Education Advisor
Bilingual/English as a Second Language
Elementary Education
Quad Cities Campus

(309) 762-9481 ext.62325
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Riley KonitzerRiley Konitzer
(Pronouns: They/Them)

Teacher Education Advisor
Middle Level Education
Bilingual/English as a Second Language
Early Childhood, Elementary, Physical Education and Special Education
Macomb Campus
Horrabin Hall 40
(309) 298-1438
Schedule an Appointment