College of Education & Human Services

Educator Preparation

Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs

Now is great time to become a teacher. The WIU teacher education program faculty will prepare you to be ready for the classroom on day one. We use a variety of teaching methods to help you create learning environments that use the latest teaching technologies to bring the real world into the classroom.

WIU offers the following approved programs for initial licensure:
Elementary Education

The Elementary Education program is designed for those seeking to teach in the Elementary School setting. This four year program is fully aligned with the licensing guidelines from the State of Illinois, providing students with the necessary coursework and field experiences to qualify for a Illinois Professional Educators License in Elementary Education.


Middle Level Education

The Middle School Education program is designed for those seeking to teach in the Middle School setting. This program is fully aligned with the new licensing guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education, providing students with the necessary coursework and field experiences to qualify for an Illinois Professional Educators License in Middle Level Education (grades 5-8).



Secondary Education

The Secondary Education programs are designed for those seeking to teach in the High School setting. The programs are fully aligned with the licensing guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education, providing students with the necessary coursework and field experiences to qualify for an Illinois Professional Educators License in Secondary Education (grades 9-12).



K-12 Education

The K-12 Education programs are designed for those seeking to teach a specialized content area across age groups. The programs are fully aligned with the licensing guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education, providing students with the necessary coursework and field experiences to qualify for an Illinois Professional Educators License in K-12 Education (Kindergarten through 12th grade).



Advising Contact Information

Jeanne GageJeanne Gage

Teacher Education Advisor
Macomb Campus
309-298-1438
JC-Gage@wiu.edu

Angie ComrieAngi Comrie

Teacher Education Advisor
Macomb Campus
309-298-1438
AD-Comrie2@wiu.edu

Kim MorenoKim Moreno

Teacher Education Advisor
Quad Cities Campus
309 762-9481 ext.62325
KM-Moreno@wiu.edu


Advising Quick Links

Teachers interested in other endorsement areas should contact the licensure office at 309-298-2117