College of Education and Human Services

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Departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Administration and Higher Education; Counseling, Quantitative Methods, and Special Education; Health Education and Recreation; Kinesiology; Rehabilitation Institute; School of Social Work; Workforce Education and Development.

College of Education and Human Services

Lyle J. White, Interim Dean

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The College hosts graduate and undergraduate programs in which students can prepare for careers in teaching, counseling, and administration in a range of levels, from private and public preschool to university level. All programs carrying licensure throughout the university emanate through the Office of Teacher Education within the College. Those majoring in teaching fields take a sequence of professional education courses and four semesters of clinical field experiences and student teaching in public schools through the College of Education and Human Services. Subject-matter courses to prepare our graduates to be highly qualified in their majors, specializations, and endorsements are taken by elementary, secondary, and K-12 majors through the College of Liberal Arts, College of Science, College of Education and Human Services, and College of Agricultural Sciences. Methods courses are taken in those colleges or in the College of Education and Human Services, depending on one’s major. Graduates of the College of Education and Human Services receive a Bachelor of Science degree.

The College of Education and Human Services offers the following programs1 leading to the Bachelor of Science degree:

Programs with Educator Licensure:

Programs in Human Services

In addition to programs offered almost entirely within the College of Education and Human Services, certain programs are offered in cooperation with the College of Liberal Arts (e.g. English, foreign language, music), or with the College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Science (e.g., math, science with a designation in biology).
2 Workforce Education and Development (WED) is the academic major. A designation in the content area is required.
3 Specialty Areas available.

The College of Education and Human Services is a multipurpose college in which students can prepare for professional careers in teaching and human service.

Those who wish to become principals or superintendents in the public schools or teachers or administrators at the college or university level may take graduate work in the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education.

The College of Education and Human Services is the oldest unit of the University, which was originally chartered as Southern Illinois Normal University almost 150 years ago. The college is housed in the Wham Education Building, Rehn Hall, Pulliam Hall, Quigley Hall, and Davies Hall.