Illinois IHE Partnership
The Illinois Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) Partnership is operated under a grant that the Illinois State Board of Education awarded to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in June 2011. The Partnership works with nine participating universities with educator preparation programs to:
- Facilitate incorporation of critical RtI content into undergraduate and graduate educator pre-service program curricula,
- Increase options for undergraduate and graduate student field experiences in school sites where RtI practices are in place and implemented with integrity, and
- Forge collaborative relationships with Illinois school districts to facilitate the placement of highly qualified general and special education teachers in low performing districts with high populations of students from low income backgrounds.