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.



Educational Studies Calendar of Events

Advising Memos for Fall 2015 registration posted

Submit ACT/SAT scores.

Student Teach in Chicago! Applications for the Urban Education Program are due in January of the junior year.

Review updated Teacher Licensure Requirements


 Are you interested in Teacher Licensure or an Interdisciplinary Major or Minor?

Email edstudy@iwu.edu your name, major, year, and area of interest.

For questions about:

Background checks or testing: email Kelly Lawton, klawton@iwu.edu
Elementary Licensure Program: Pennie Gray, CLA 316, pgray@iwu.edu
Secondary Licensure Program: Leah Nillas, CLA 314, lnillas@iwu.edu
Educational Studies Interdisciplinary Major or Minor (non-licensure): Robin Leavitt, CLA 351, rleavitt@iwu.edu
Course Selection: your Educational Studies advisor (see large bulletin board next to CLA 343, or email mtiede@iwu.edu if you are unsure about your assigned Educational Studies advisor)
Turning in paperwork (applications, field logs, background checks): Follow your instructor's directions, or check with Moreena Tiede, CLA 347, mtiede@iwu.edu

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