Mission and Vision


Eastern Illinois University Mission Statement

Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive university that offers superior, accessible undergraduate and graduate education. Students learn the methods and results of free and rigorous inquiry in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions, guided by a faculty known for its excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, and service. The University community is committed to diversity and inclusion and fosters opportunities for student-faculty scholarship and applied learning experiences within a student-centered campus culture. Throughout their education, students refine their abilities to reason and to communicate clearly so as to become responsible citizens and leaders.



College of Education & Professional Studies
Mission and Vision Statement

The College of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Illinois University has a tradition of providing an educational environment that is conducive to interaction, inquiry, and service. The goal of the College is to prepare professionals who will advance the intellectual, physical, psychological and social wellbeing of our pluralistic democracy and global society. Offering preparation in varied fields and on multiple levels of study, the College serves a diverse student body at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College has a reputation for excellence in its programs, strives to hold students to even higher expectations for learning, and is accountable for quality of academic programs and the assessment of learning.

The College will sustain and create varied partnerships between faculty, students and community agencies, including business, industry and P-12 schools. Administration, faculty and staff are committed to design and implement programs that reflect the changing community. All students participate in field-based experiences that bridge the gap between theory and practice. Students are prepared to be leaders in their professions. They integrate technology effectively and responsibly in their personal and professional lives. Graduates demonstrate respect for the dignity of individuals because they have seen it modeled and integrated in the College experience.

Revised: 7-22-99