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Welcome To The School of Education


Southern Illinois University Carbondale embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success. As a nationally ranked public research university and regional economic catalyst, we create and exchange knowledge to shape future leaders, improve our communities and transform lives.

Our Vision

We prepare outstanding educators, school leaders, childcare specialists, human resource professionals, and researchers to transform classrooms, schools, workplaces, and communities, and who influence individual learning and growth within these settings.

Acting Dean Stacy D. Thompson

Acting Dean Stacy D. Thompson

Dean's Message

Alternative Pathways To Teacher Licensure

Grow Your Own Teachers (GYO) ▼▲

We have partnered with a state-sponsored Grow Your Own Teachers grant (GYO) and are seeking non-traditional students who desire to work in high-need teaching positions in Early Childhood, serving rural and minority communities throughout Illinois. Learn More >>

Saluki Teacher Residency Partnership (STRP) ▼▲

The primary goal of the STRP is to bring together local educators from the schools and the university in a partnership with community mentors to recruit and support diverse teacher candidates from admission into the Teacher Education Program through their first two years of teaching. Learn More >>

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) ▼▲

In response to the increased demand for teachers in Illinois and nationwide, SIU offers a highly marketable graduate degree program that can be completed in as little as 15 months and lead to teacher licensure in the areas of secondary English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science-Biology, Science-Chemistry, or Social Science-History. Learn More >>

School Facilities

Wham Building

Wham BuildingOften called “the educational building,” Wham is located at 625 Wham Drive. A hotbed of knowledge and groundbreaking clinical work, Wham, is where you'll find the School's administration offices. Wham also houses the Teacher Education Programs and the academic programs and faculty offices for the School of Education.

Quigley Hall

Quigley HallThe Eileen E. Quigley Hall, constructed in 1959, was originally the Home Economics building. Today the Child Development Laboratories (CDL) is housed in Quigley Hall. The CDL is used for clinical placements and practicum experiences for our Child and Family Services and Early Childhood programs.

Center for Workforce Development

Center for Workforce DevelopmentThe SIU Center for Workforce Development (CWD) in Chatham, Illinois has been implementing statewide education, leadership and technology advancement projects for over 20 years. Currently, the CWD has a primary role with carrying out several projects for the State of Illinois.