Thank you for your interest in the School of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University. The School of Teaching and Learning is home to four undergraduate teacher preparation programs and three graduate programs. In addition, students from every undergraduate teacher preparation program take courses within our school.
We take great pride in providing personal attention to students as we prepare them to take their place as teacher leaders in the nation's schools as is evident in our mission statement. All programs in the school are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Illinois State Board of Education.
Founded in 1857, Illinois State was the first public university in Illinois and was dedicated to preparing the state's teachers. The University has retained its heritage as the state's leader in all facets of teacher education. Our programs are guided by our belief in the role education plays in the realization of the democratic ideal for our schools and our nation. We are dedicated to taking up the burden of improving the ethical and intellectual quality of our societal dialogue by including in it as many educated voices as possible. This dedication unites caring and knowing and is the reason our graduates aspire to teach everyone, especially those in the margins—those who have been or are in danger of being excluded from our social discourse.
The School includes an important blend of faculty who are recognized for their high quality research and publications as well as being well-grounded in experiences as classroom teachers.
Thank you for your interest in teacher education at Illinois State.
The Faculty of the School of Teaching and Learning