This is a time of extraordinary circumstances. Educators in K-12 and higher education are being asked to quickly pivot to fully-online teaching and learning platforms for millions of students across the nation. The compassion and leadership that education professionals display in addressing and adapting to theses rapid changes, while continuing to provide a quality education to diverse learners, is nothing short of heroic.
Educational equity and access are critical now, more than ever. Delivering research-based pedagogies; providing access and opportunities to underserved populations; innovating in educational technology and online programs—these have always been a part of our College’s mission.
We are prepared to meet the growing needs of learners around the world and are presented with unique opportunities for ingenuity and innovation. Education at Illinois continues to shine in this space, as evidenced by our stronger-than-ever 2021 U.S. News and World Report program rankings.
We are family. We are Illini Strong.
James D. Anderson
Dean, College of Education
Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Education