Navigating your teaching journey through the guideposts of reflection, resourcefulness and responsiveness.
These are the qualities cultivated through the Educational Studies Department at Illinois Wesleyan University. Why do these qualities matter? Because together, they create teachers who are committed to social justice in their classrooms and schools so that the democratic ideals of equity and opportunity are realized for all students.
We strive to prepare teachers who understand, appreciate, and are responsive to students from diverse backgrounds, and who have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to foster learning among all children regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, language, class, gender and/or ability.
What will you do when you become a member of the Educational Studies Department?
YOU will customize your college experience by gaining a teaching license or an interdisciplinary degree.
YOU will observe and work in a K-12 school from your very first education class.
YOU will work with a small cohort of students who will become supportive colleagues.
YOU will be mentored by a team of faculty that want to help you succeed.
YOU will become an educational researcher.
YOU will become a teacher-scholar for social justice.
YOU can study abroad and still graduate in 4 years.
YOU can student teach locally or in the Chicago Public Schools.
YOU can be employed and start your teaching career right after graduation.
YOU can build your resume by adding an endorsement to your degree that may include but isn't limited to reading, physical education, world language, art, and drama.
YOU CAN BECOME A TEACHING TITAN AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!