English, Mathematics and Education Division

The Division of English, Mathematics, and Education serves the needs of diverse learners through assessment, placement, and teaching and by fostering critical reading, writing and thinking skills, academic excellence, confidence, and life-long learning.

Dear Student:

I’d like to welcome you and congratulate you on choosing Illinois Valley Community College as the college to further your education.  IVCC enjoys a rich history- over 84 years- of offering the citizens of the Illinois Valley a wide variety of quality programs, certificates, and degrees.  At IVCC, you’ll find highly qualified, knowledgeable and caring professors as well as administration and staff who are willing to go that extra mile to assist you in meeting your educational goals.  Each person in the IVCC family strives to live by and model IVCC’s Core Values:  responsibility, caring, honesty, fairness, and respect.

As Dean of English, Mathematics and Education, I am proud of the course offerings and support services available in my division:  college level and developmental courses in English, mathematics, and reading; transfer courses in education, early childhood education, research strategies, and college orientation; paraprofessional/teacher aide and early childhood education career programs; the Peer Tutoring and Writing Center, Disability Services, the Honors Program and the Assessment Center.  Each professor will challenge you, will offer you exciting learning opportunities, will approach learning actively, and will be willing to assist you in learning.  Get to know them.  Learn from them.  Get involved. Enjoy learning. 

Best wishes in reaching your educational goals at Illinois Valley Community College.



Adam Oldaker
Dean of English, Mathematics, Education

Adam Oldaker Dean

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