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College of Education

Our Priorities

The college has identified six key priorities which are highlighted below.

  • Expand student support

    Privately funded scholarships enable the college to attract and retain high-performing students who are prepared to enter and impact the global and diverse world of education.

  • Reinvent classroom learning spaces

    Innovative learning environments are fundamental to preparing successful teachers. Staying current with changing teaching tools and technology is a challenge that private financial support will help the college address.

  • Solve problems in a complex world

    The diversity of schools today requires education students gain an appreciation for other perspectives and cultures. International study and cultural awareness are just two of the ways students gain global competency.

  • Attract and develop top faculty

    Named, endowed professorships and visiting professorships provide the University with the resources to attract top faculty who create and lead world-class academic programs.

  • Enhance the Laboratory Schools

    Illinois State remains one of the few universities to offer teacher candidates the opportunity to work in a laboratory school. Metcalf Elementary and University High School are integral to ongoing faculty research. Funding opportunities range from scholarships to program/faculty support and capital projects.

  • Sustain excellence

    Generous, ongoing support for the annual fund allows for a quick response to opportunities that benefit students and faculty, while enhancing the college’s reputation for academic excellence.

Your impact

Make an impact today by investing in the College of Education. Give to our General Fund or select a featured program or opportunity below. Contact us to speak to a development officer about other ways to make a difference.

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Giving News

Degarmo Hall
The College of Education and University High School received a transformational $5 million estate [...]
Greg Caffey ’99, left, Rodney Caffey ’92, middle, and Dr. Brandon Caffey ’96, ’00, M.S. ’02, Ed.D. ’19
There was never a doubt in the Caffey brothers’ minds. After high school, they would go to college.
DeGarmo Hall
Private support from the Owen Foundation and joyce gillie gossom ’78 accelerates opportunity across [...]

Your Gift

Gifts of all sizes make an impact on our students, faculty, programs, and facilities. Beyond the monetary gift, outright gifts such as securities, real estate, and gifts-in-kind are other ways you can make a difference. Contact us today to discuss giving options.

FY21 Fact Sheet