College of Education & Professional Studies
Welcome to the EIU College of Education & Professional Studies. We have a proud history of inspiring students to dream bigger and acquire the knowledge and skills to help individuals meet their fitness goals, enjoy their leisure time, lead schools, and help individuals and groups in crisis. Through our focus on field-based experiences, our students learn from our partners – P-12 schools, business, and industry to blend classroom theory with the challenges of real-life situations. No longer do we see classrooms with blackboards; students now use SmartBoard technologies every day. The internet has become a source of information, a major communication tool, and an important component in the teaching and learning environment. Study abroad/study away experiences and service to professional organizations are opportunities that we provide our students to broaden their understanding of their professions - and the world. Through these opportunities, students build a college career that takes them where they’ve only dreamed before – to a career where touching others’ lives is an everyday occurrence.
Please feel free to contact us for additional information about our outstanding programs.
Diane H. Jackman, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education & Professional Studies
CEPS Departments and Offices
- Counseling and Student Development
- Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle-Level, Education
- Educational Leadership
- Health Studies
- Instructional Technology Center
- Grant Information
- Kinesiology and Sports Studies
- Recreation Administration
- Secondary Education & Foundations
- Special Education
- Student Teaching