From its humble beginnings in 1869 as Southern Illinois Normal University, the state's second teachers college - with a dozen academic departments and an inaugural class of 143 - Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) now ranks among Illinois' most comprehensive public universities. The university supports programs that meet student needs and development and promotes social and economic initiatives in community, regional and statewide contexts. SIUC supports affirmative action and equal opportunity for all students and staff. As a research intensive institution, SIUC is committed to the concept that research and creative activity are inherently valuable. The Teacher Education Program at SIUC has been an NCATE Accredited Institution since 1980.
TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
On February 1, 2012, three programs in Teacher Education were awarded one of the highest honors in the field of teaching: National Recognition by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The programs that earned this distinguished rank through our current accreditation cycle include Early Childhood Education (Program Coordinator: Dr. Cathy Mogharreban in Curriculum & Instruction), English Language Arts Education (Program Coordinator: Dr. Christina Voss in the College of Liberal Arts, English), and Social Studies Education (Program Coordinator: Dr. Grant Miller in Curriculum & Instruction).Congratulations to the faculty who teach in these programs for their outstanding teaching, teamwork, and service!