Participating Universities

Western Illinois University


Central to WIU’s history and tradition is the commitment to teaching, to the individual learner, and to active involvement in the teaching-learning process. WIU’s highly qualified, diverse faculty promotes critical thinking, engaged learning, research, and creativity in a challenging, supportive learning community. Western is committed to an academic environment that encourages lifelong development as learners, scholars, teachers, and mentors.

Programs Offered at University Center


Admitted to University Center membership in late April of 2011, Western anticipates bringing an existing doctoral cohort group to the University Center in Summer of 2011.  They will also begin recruiting for their Ed.S. degree, an anticipating starting the first Ed.S. cohort in Fall of 2012.  The Ed.S. serves as a prerequisite to the Ed.D. program and includes the coursework necessary for superintendent/chief school business official certification.


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