We create a real learning community within the Educational Studies Department. Our students take multiple classes with one another in small settings so that everyone gets to share experiences and learn from one another.
The Educational Studies curriculum is designed for students interested in becoming teachers, studying educational issues, working with children and families in a variety of settings and occupations, or attending graduate school.Whatever one's professional pursuit, the educational journey at Illinois Wesleyan University is both demanding and rewarding.
Our goal is to graduate teacher scholars for social justice who are well-grounded in their disciplines; reflective, resourceful, and responsive in the field; and committed to challenging the inequities embedded in schooling and society.
Our faculty work with our students on an intimate basis from the first class they take until they graduate; they are exceptionally caring, always accessible, and exemplify the teacher-scholar model we encourage our students to become.
Being Exceptional in Our Community:
Next semester, the Educational Studies Department and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will work together to put on a program called Being Exceptional in our Community. This will be an afternoon-long program where people in the community will present on various points regarding this topic such as the history of people with disabilities, mindsets or conceptualizations of disability, and advocacy. If you would like to present at this event, please download this document and follow the instructions for submitting a presentation proposal.
"We have learned so much in our couple weeks here at the JFK American School. Both our cooperating teachers and students have taught us skills that will benefit us as future educators. We are very grateful for this opportunity.”
Kaitlyn O’Brien, sophomore Hispanic Studies/Secondary Education major, Amber Stringer, junior Elementary Education major.
Are you interested in:
Have questions about:
Background checks or testing
Colleen Herald, CLA 345, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary Licensure Program
Pennie Gray, CLA 316, email@example.com
Secondary Licensure Program
Leah Nillas, CLA 314, firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Studies Interdisciplinary Major or Minor (non-licensure)
Irving Epstein, CLA 343, email@example.com
Your Educational Studies Advisor (contact Christine Horner, firstname.lastname@example.org, if unsure who your advisor is
Turning in Paperwork (applications, field logs, background checks)
Follow instructor's directions or check with Christine Horner, CLA 347, email@example.com
Bloomington, IL 61701