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CEPS is now the College of Education and is located here: https://www.eiu.edu/coe/

Why Choose CEPS?

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.

We believe in everything our program has to offer, but let's narrow it down to a few key reasons you should check us out.



Please feel free to contact us for additional information about our outstanding programs.

Douglas J. Bower, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, College of Education & Professional Studies

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