Courses of Study
Teacher Certification at IWU is governed by the requirements of the State of Illinois.
This includes requirements for state certification tests, and the knowledge and performance
standards required of all teacher certification candidates. Every Illinois Wesleyan
University candidate must meet the standards outlined for all Illinois teachers. These
standards are subject to changes by the state. An information meeting is held each
semester for students interested in pursuing certification. For more information,
contact the Chair of the Educational Studies Department. For more detailed information,
refer to the Teacher Education Handbook.
Interdisciplinary Major and Minor
The Educational Studies Department recognizes that many students have varying interests
in education, child and family issues, but may not want to teach in the public schools.
The faculty offers courses relevant to all students interested in studying the processes,
problems and prospects of education, and the relationship of educational institutions
to other social institutions. Any student who desires to work with developmentally,
culturally and economically diverse children, adolescents and their families may pursue
an interdisciplinary non-certification major or minor.