School of Education

JIU School of Education graduates are ethical and innovative leaders who solve urgent education challenges in the diverse learning organizations and communities that they serve.

Message from the Dean

Errin Heyman

Errin Heyman

We are proud to offer you a variety of exceptional MEd and EdD programs designed to serve students along with the learning organizations and communities that our graduates serve.

We trust that students who have met the program’s rigorous admission standards are mature people who are dedicated to their professional growth as well as the growth and well-being of their organizations and communities. As such, our School of Education prepares key education leaders who serve as teachers, academic department chairpersons, and professional development personnel; administrators, principals, and superintendents; education faculty at institutions of higher education; researchers within organizations that create, implement, and/or evaluate education policy; and entrepreneurs who work with schools and other learning organizations.

JIU’s project-based learning model will empower you to learn in ways that are personally and professionally meaningful. Our students explore theory and its application to the solutions of important education challenges. Each program requires you to work closely with a mentor – a leader or leadership team in the field – to complete projects that address a relevant, authentic problem. You can and will make a difference in your community.

At the heart of our school are supportive, accessible world-class faculty and staff dedicated to your success. Our faculty members are fully prepared in their academic subject areas, are familiar with the latest best practices and current research, and are effective teachers in our exclusively online format. All of us at JIU’s School of Education share your love of learning and are eager to help you reach your goals and become a leader in your own learning community!

Errin Heyman, EdD
Dean, School of Education