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Teach. Motivate. Educate.

We are the original school at SIU and that means we have nearly 150 years of experience in shaping the educators who make a difference in the world. We help students explore possibilities, fulfill dreams and change lives.

We are a leader in off campus and online education. You can achieve your career goals on campus or in classrooms, agencies, military bases, and organizations around the world.

Our programs and initiatives continually earn national recognition, and our students enjoy the best of both worlds—strong academic programs combined with hands-on field experience in real work settings. At SIU, you will enjoy close interaction with our award-winning faculty and our supportive academic advisors and staff.

Upcoming Events

Drop-In 4 Donuts
Every Tuesday, 10:00 am
Wham 112

Rooted In Play: The Power of Place
May 3-4, 2024
Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center

National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6-10, 2024

TEP Pinning Ceremony
May 8, 2024
Shyrock Auditorium

May 11, 2024
Banterra Center


The School of Education and SIU Carbondale offers 14 undergraduate majors, many leading to a Professional Educator's License in the State of Illinois.

Continue your education by pursuing a Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Doctor of Education, or Ph.D. in Education.

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We inspire new generations of future educators, as well as scholars and researchers, created in an environment of knowledge and hands-on field experience. Our alumni make a difference in their communities preparing and supporting children and young adults as well as current teacher candidates. Wherever you go, there's a Saluki near you!