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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

SIUE Department of Teaching and Learning

Our department offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs for teachers and those who would like to become teachers. Faculty members in our department also work with school districts and professional organizations to improve educational opportunities for children and adolescents. This is an exciting and challenging time to be in education. Come join us!

Do you want to become a teacher?

Our department offers two types of programs that lead to an initial teaching certificate. If you do not yet have a bachelor’s degree, you can earn a teaching license while you complete your bachelor’s degree in one of four areas: Early Childhood Education (birth to Grade 2), Elementary Education (Grades 1-6), Special Education (P-12), or Secondary Education (Grades 6-12). If you already have a bachelor’s degree that is not in that field of education, you can become an Early Childhood Education teacher through the EChOS program.

Are you already a teacher?

Our department offers graduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction (P-12), Literacy Education (Reading Specialist), Special Education (P-12), and Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) that can help you extend and deepen your knowledge and skills in teaching and learning in a particular subject area such as literacy, math, science or social studies; working with a particular age group such as early childhood, elementary, middle school, or high school; or other areas such as curriculum development, differentiating instruction, assessing student learning, or becoming a teacher leader. A faculty mentor will help you design a program of study to meet your professional needs.

Contact Our Faculty

Dr. Susan Breck, Department Chair, (618) 650‑3444

Undergraduate Programs
Dr. Martha Latorre, Early Childhood Education, (618) 650‑2223
Dr. Stephen Marlette, Elementary Education, (618) 650‑2131
Dr. Jessica Krim, Secondary Education, (618) 650‑5824
Dr. Stacie Kirk, Special Education, (618) 650‑3683

Graduate Programs
Dr. Susanne James, All Graduate Programs, (618) 650‑3489

General Inquiries
Michael Yingling, Office Support Specialist, (618) 650‑3083

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