Academic Units

Southern Illinois University



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We have seven academic units and the Teacher Education Program within the College of Education and Human Services. You can choose from 24 undergraduate degree programs, 18 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs.

Counseling, Quantitative Methods, and Special Education (CQMSE) prepares graduates to be the leaders of tomorrow, the heroes who make a difference in the fields of educational psychology and special education, the ones who rise to the top as teachers and administrators in academia for all ages in both public and private agencies.

Curriculum and Instruction (CI) prepares educators who teach at a wide variety of human service institutions, schools, colleges and universities as well as those employed by government agencies, businesses and industries.

Educational Administration & Higher Education (EAHE) prepares graduates to be leaders in schools, colleges, universities and public and private agencies. We provide the knowledge, theory, research and practical applications for today’s teachers and administrators.

Public Health and Recreation Professions (PHRP) [formerly Health Education and Recreation (HER)] prepares students to acquire the skills and the knowledge to enable them to be health and safety education advocates in businesses, in the private sector and in volunteer agencies. Helping others to lead safe and fit lives.

Kinesiology (KIN) prepares students for a wide variety of career opportunities in elementary or secondary schools or in industrial, private and public settings.

Rehabilitation Institute (RI) prepares students in improving the lives of those with disabilities through teaching, research and service activities.

School of Social Work (SSW) prepares professional social workers to help the poor, the oppressed, those with a wide variety of needs -- throughout the region and around the country.

Workforce Education and Development (WED) meld education, training and experience within our students, helping them expand their horizons, improve their career competitiveness and reach their full potential. Our unique conceptual framework puts emphasis on the professional development of teachers and educational personnel and the reflective lifelong learning process.

Campus-wide Unit

Teacher Education Program (TEP) prepares students throughout the process of becoming an effective educator, from the first phase of teacher preparation and undergraduate studies, through licensure as an educator and all the way through your professional career.