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As one of the original colleges at SIU, the School of Education has been shaping the educators who make a difference in the world. In addition to being a leader in off-campus and online education, programs and initiatives in the school continually earn national recognition.  Students enjoy the best of both worlds – strong academic programs combined with hands-on field experience in real work settings. 

The School includes six programs – Child and Family Services, Early Childhood, Education Administration and Higher Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, and Workforce Education and Development.  The School of Education also includes the Campus-Wide Teacher Education Program.  

Our School hosts several centers providing crucial services to the community and giving our students vital hands-on training. Our external grant funding, increasing by more than 70 percent in the last five years, totals more than $20 million annually. That’s nearly one-third of the total for the entire University and it’s evidence of the impact we make. 

Your contribution is an investment in our students’ success.  We are thankful for your generosity.  Our fund priorities are listed below.

Education Undergraduate Scholarships Fund: This was established via the Opportunity Through Excellence – Campaign for Southern campaign and provides scholarships to our undergraduate students.

School of Education Excellence Endowment Fund: This helps support the goals and objectives of the College of Education & Human Services

Teachers Shape the Future Fund:  To support teacher candidates admitted to TEP (Teacher Education Program) and currently enrolled in an EDUC clinical course.

Education Graduate Fellowships:  To provide general fellowships to support graduate student research in the School of Education.

Counseling, Quantitative Methods, and Special Education Development:  To provide financial support of the general needs of the Special Education program. 

Curriculum and Instruction Resources for Education Excellence Fund:  Support of the Elementary Education program.  

EAHE Development Fund:  This fund provides general support of the Educational Administration and Higher Education program. 

Workforce Education and Development Scholarship Endowment:  This helps provide scholarships for graduate students majoring in Workforce Education and Development. 

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