Educational Studies

About the Department


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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.

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.

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. 

 Why students chose IWU Educational Studies!   

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.





Are you interested in:

Learning more about Teacher Licensure or Interdisciplinary Major or Minor?

Email with your area of interest

Reviewing updated Teacher Licensure Requirements?

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Learning more about current Educational Studies research?

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Learning more about internship opportunities?

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Learning more about the JWP Research Conference?

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The Latest Ed Studies Newsletter?  

Ed Studies Newsletter

Have questions about:

Licensure Information

Colleen Herald, CLA 345,

Elementary Education Program

Pennie Gray, CLA 316,

Secondary Education Program

Leah Nillas, CLA 314,

Educational Studies Interdisciplinary Major or Minor (non-licensure)

Irving Epstein, CLA 343,

Course Selection

Your Educational Studies Advisor

(contact Donna Haas,, if unsure who your advisor is)

Turning in Paperwork (applications, field logs, background checks)

Follow instructor's directions or check with Donna Haas, CLA 347,


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205 E. Beecher Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone: 309-556-3027
Fax: 309-556-1717
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