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Undergraduate FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What are my choices when choosing an undergraduate major in Curriculum and Instruction?
2. Are any of your courses offered online?

3. Do you offer courses off campus?

4. Once admitted, how do I register for classes?

5. I just registered for a class, but the number of credit hours is wrong. What should I do?

6. What if a student experiences a death in the family or some other crisis?

7. I recently got married/divorced. How do I change my name in the SIU system?

CHOOSING A MAJOR IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Undergraduate students in Curriculum and Instruction may major in Early Childhood (Preschool-Primary or Child and Family Services), or Elementary Education.

Admittance to the College of Education and Human Service's Teacher Education Program is necessary for students who wish to be eligible for State of Illinois teacher licensing. The undergraduate teacher licensing programs blend university core curriculum courses, content area courses, methods courses, professional core courses and field experiences–in essence, theory, research and practice are integrated to best prepare students to meet the needs of diverse learners in a variety of curricular situations and settings.

In addition to its teacher education programs, the department also prepares students to practice in a wide variety of child and family service settings within the early childhood major.

A minor in Child and Family Services is also available.

Are any of your courses offered online?

Although nearly all of our courses are offered only in the face-to-face, on-campus format, we do offer a few courses online. For example, CI 199 Introduction to College Research and CI 411 Research after College both have online sections. Also, CI 460 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades is usually offered as a hybrid course with a mixture of face-to-face, on-campus meetings and online work.

Do you offer courses off campus?

The Curriculum and Instruction department offers an undergraduate completion program in Elementary Education at the Rend Lake College Marketplace (RLCM) in Mount Vernon, Illinois and at the University Center of Lake County (UCLC) in Grayslake, Illinois. For more information, visit the Elementary Education page.

Once admitted, how do I register for classes?

Once admitted, students should be able to register online by logging into their Salukinet accounts. You will need to discuss your courses with your Academic Advisor. Use your DAWG TAG to login to your Salukinet account.

I just registered for a class, but the number of credit hours is wrong. What should I do?

Some courses, such as independent study, are variable-credit courses. This means that students take them for different numbers of credit hours within a certain range. The online registration system always assigns the least number of credit hours to your schedule, and then you have the job of changing the number of credit hours to the correct number.  In order to adjust the number of credit hours, you must double click on the numeral that denotes the number of credit hours assigned to you. (If you look carefully, you will see that this numeral is a link; it is blue instead of black.) This action will take you to another screen where you can adjust the number of credit hours.

Trouble with registration? Undergraduates should contact their academic advisor.

What if a student experiences a death in the family or some other crisis?

Saluki Cares is a campus team whose purpose is to develop, facilitate and coordinate a university-wide program of care and support for students in distress.

  • Visit the Saluki Cares website
  • Or contact: siucares@siu.edu or 618-453-5714

I recently got married/divorced. How do I change my name in the SIU system?

  • If you want to change your name in the SIU system, you will find the form at http://registrar.siu.edu/office/forms.php.
  • Look for the “Legal Name Change Request” form. You will need to also provide certain forms of identification.
  • Call the Office of Records and Registration at 618-453-2999 if you have questions.