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.





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?

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Learning more about internship opportunities?

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Learning more about the JWP Research Conference?

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Have questions about:

Licensure Information

Colleen Herald, CLA 345, cherald@iwu.edu

Elementary Education Program

Pennie Gray, CLA 316, pgray1@iwu.edu

Secondary Education 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 Donna Haas, dhaas@iwu.edu, 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, dhaas@iwu.edu


Contact Us:

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