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Education FIC

This community houses intended pre-majors of the School of Education including Special Education and Secondary and Elementary Education.


Students who are interested in majors within the School of Education will live together as they take similar classes.


Students in this community may have the opportunity to visit classrooms.


Traditional events for this program include assisting the Family Resource Center in Cougar Village, visiting the SIUE daycare and taking part in the educational reading program in Madison County.

Students in this community are pre-registered into a section of CIED (Curriculum, Instruction, Educational Development) 100, Intro to Education.


The Education FIC is located in Prairie Hall.

I chose the Education FIC because I have aspirations of becoming a teacher. This wing allows me to meet other students who share my passion for children and education.” — Beth Spengler

New students wishing to become part of a Focused Interest Community should indicate their interest on their University Housing application.

To learn more about the Focused Interest Communities, please contact Vicky Dean, Assistant Director of Residential Education, at or (618) 650‑5296.

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