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.



Congratulations to Kaitlyn and Amber, who have successfully completed our 1st Ed Studies May Term Internship in Mexico!

Mexico MT 2016

Check out Amber's May Term Blog!


Check out Kaitlyn's May Term Blog!

 "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.


  Check out the Digital Commons Readership Activity map!



Are you interested in:

Learning more about Teacher Licensure or Interdisciplinary Major or Minor?

Email edstudy@iwu.edu with your area of interest

Reviewing updated Teacher Licensure Requirements?

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Learning more about current Educational Studies research?

Learn More

Have questions about:

Background Checks or Testing

Colleen Herald, CLA 345, cherald@iwu.edu

Elementary Licensure Program

Pennie Gray, CLA 316, pgray1@iwu.edu

Secondary Licensure Program

Leah Nillas, CLA 314, lnillas@iwu.edu

Educational Studies Interdisciplinary Major or Minor (non-licensure)

Irving Epstein, CLA 343, iepstein@iwu.edu

Course Selection

Your Educational Studies Advisor (contact MacKenzy Shriver, mshriver@iwu.edu, if unsure who your advisor is)

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

Follow instructor's directions or check with MacKenzy Shriver, CLA 347, mshriver@iwu.edu


Contact Us:

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