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Weekly Updates

New This Week! December 5, 2016

Important Winter Quarter Dates

  • November 29, 2016-Last day to add (or swap)​ classes for December Term/ Graduate Intersession.
  • November 20, 2016- Last day to drop December Term/ Graduate Intersession with no penalty.​
  • January 8, 2017- The last day to add )or swap) courses for Winter 2017.​
  • January 15, 2017- The last day to drop courses for Winter 2017​

Mandatory Student Teaching Meetings

All student teaching candidates, undergraduate and graduate who plan on student teaching in Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 must attend a mandatory informational meeting before completing the initial application to student teach. These mandatory meetings will be offered at the Lincoln Park Campus.

*Please bring your DePaul student ID card with you.

The specific dates, times, and locations for these meetings can be found here: Mandatory Student Teaching Me​etings for Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 Student Teachers. ​​​

​Study Abroad Video Contest

Study Abroad is currently running the annual Video Contest, an opportunity for past and current abroad students to showcase the places they've traveled as well as show other students what it's like to study in another region of the world. 

Visit here to check out the videos and vote! 

Ongoing Announcements

NEW WQ Course Offering


Winter 2017- TTH 2:40pm-4:10pm 

This course focuses on a variety of key educational issues in countries or regions outside of the United States. Through a comparative approach, possible issues that will be examined include: aims and purposes of education and schooling; economic, political, social and cultural contexts of educational policies and practices; similarities and differences in organization and structure of educational systems; equity and social justice; relationships between home, community and educational institutions; education, development, and issues of social change; and dynamics at the global level that affect education in local environments. This course satisfied the self, society, & modern world requirement. 

Scholarship Opportunities

Steans Center

The Steans Center for Community-based learning are currently seeking applicants fro two scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year, with an application deadline of Monday, December 5th. Interested students should refer to  or visit the DePaul Scholarship Connect website and search for our opportunities. * All questions regarding these scholarships should be directed to Candiss Shumate (

  • The Brennan Scholarshipis an award of $800 and applicants should have demonstrated a commitment to service by having completed a minimum of 20 hours of community service through direct work in communities and/or enrollment in community-based service learning courses at DePaul. All undergraduate DePaul students are eligible. 
  • The Meister Scholarship is an award of $1,500 and applicants should have prior experience doing community- based work, assisting individuals served by community-based organizations, advocating for causes, or other experiences that demonstrates commitment to civic engagement. All DePaul students are eligible, with a special consideration for students ages 25 and older. 

The Scholarship Programs below are currently accepting applications between now and December 15, 2016. Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying. 

Burger King Scholarship- Due December 15, 2016 (10 Awards- $50,000) 
To apply click here

New Look Laser Tattoo Scholarship- Due November 30, 2016 (2 Awards- $1,000)
To apply visit here!

Tutors needed in the ECC!

Change the life of a child by donating some of your times to provide homework help this school year. The ECC provides academic and counseling services to Chicagoland families that may not be affordable otherwise. The ECC has lots of kids who would like to receive tutoring/homework help!
*Credit towards class of pre-service hours also possible with instructor approval.

Most of the children are in grade school and come from all over the Chicagoland to receive help. They are referred by teachers and parents. Tutoring generally lasts 1 hour.

If you can spare an hour of more each week, please email Dr. Mason in the ECC at 

Mandatory Student Teaching Meetings

All student teaching candidates, undergraduate and graduate who plan on student teaching in Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 must attend a mandatory informational meeting before completing the initial application to student teach. These mandatory meetings will be offered at the Lincoln Park Campus. 

*Please bring your DePaul student ID card with you. 

The specific dates, times, and locations for these meetings can be found here:  Mandatory Student Teaching Meetings for Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 Student Teachers.

Education Minors and Endorsements

Undergraduate students! Are you interested in learning more about special education, and/or receiving a special education endorsement?

There are a variety of options in the COE to help you meet those goals.

  1. LBS1 endorsement: This endorsement will be attached to your Professional Educator License, assuming you complete the required course work and pass ISBE's LBS1 Content Test. The endorsement consists of 18 credit hours. learn more here:
  2. Special Education Minor: This minor is available for students who want to deepen their knowledge of special education beyond the 18 credits necessary for the LBS1 endorsement. Completing the Special Education Minor will also make you eligible for the LBS1 endorsement. The minor consists of 26 credit hours. Learn more here:
  3. Exceptionality and Learning: This minor is available for students who want to learn about special education from theoretical and applied perspectives. This 20 credit hour minor does NOT lead to the LBS1 endorsement from ISBE. Learn more here:


DePaul Launches Off-Campus Housing Service

DePaul has officially launched its University off-campus housing service:

Search off-campus housing listings, potential roommates, furniture and more! 

Host-Home Program of DePaul USA for DePaul University students facing Homelessness

DePaul USA, a national homeless service organization, launched the Dax Host-Home Program Spring/Summer 2015 to assist DePaul University students confronting homelessness.

The "Host-Home" model is a best practice that provides an alternative to the shelter system. Volunteers open their homes to homeless DePaul University student for an academic term (12 weeks). Both the student and the volunteer hosts go through a screening and training process facilitated by the Dax Program Coordinator.

The program gives temporary housing and provides case management at St. Vincent Outreach Center to help students pursue  their dreams and goals and to explore issues that contribute to their homelessness.

Please click here for further information.

Contact info:
Sister Judy Warmbold,DC
Program Coordinator
Shenay Bridges 
Assistant Dean of Students, Community Resources

Fr. Patrick McDevitt, CM, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Education

CPS Background Check 

In order to complete field experience within the Chicago Public Schools, students must complete a two-step process. Field experience includes any students completing observations, pre-clinical hours, practicum experiences and any PRE-student teaching experiences in CPS schools. Field experience is NOT the same as student teaching clearance. 

To get a Background Check there are two steps that must be followed:

1. Registration Form ~ Visit this website and click on Field Experience Program to access the online registration form. Complete the online form. Please enter Kate Liston as the name of the Coordinator of Field Experiences. Please put 773-325-7768 for the telephone number of the Coordinator of Field Experiences.

2. Criminal Background Check form ~ Visit this website and click on Field Experience Program for the CPS Fingerprinting Form. Print the form and take it to the Accurate Biometrics Office closest to you. You can find the locations by going to the Accurate Biometrics website. Put the receipt that you will receive from Accurate Biometrics in a safe place. You will need it in case any questions should arise.

After your livescan fingerprints are completed, Accurate Biometrics will send your fingerprints to the Illinois State Police and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Once your fingerprints have been cleared, the ISP and the FBI will send the clearance to Accurate Biometrics. Accurate Biometrics will send the clearance to CPS. CPS will then send you an e-mail with your Approval Notice form attached. This will take at least two weeks to be processed. The Approval Notice is valid for all of your field experiences until it is time to Student Teach. When you are getting ready to student teach, you will go through the process one more time

Please contact Kate Liston at  if you have any questions about background checks and/or Student Teaching

Nominations for Excellence in Teaching Award- College of Education

Purpose: Teaching is at the core of what faculty members do at DePaul University. In support of the University’s affirmation of the teaching mission, the Quality of Instruction Council presents annual University Excellence in Teaching Awards. These awards recognize outstanding and significant achievement in teaching and commitment to the teaching mission. 

Eligibility: All of College of Education tenure-track faculty members who teach at least three degree-credit courses at DePaul during an academic year and have completed at least three full years of teaching at DePaul at the time of the award (autumn following the nomination) are eligible for consideration. 

Who May Nominate: Students, faculty, and staff members in the College of Education 

When You May Nominate:  Nominations will be accepted at any time during the year. You are encouraged to nominate faculty members from the College of Education now for the annual award. 


  • Nominations should be typed in letter form and signed, detailing reasons why the faculty member should be considered for the Excellence in Teaching Award.  
  • Nominations should be submitted to Sarah Magnuson, Executive Secretary of the Dean of the College of Education (either in person at the COE Building 203 or at )
  • Each letter should contain one faculty nomination per letter. However, you are allowed to submit more than one nomination letter. 

Two NEW Programs from the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Research (EPSR)

The minor in Educational Policy Studies is open to all undergraduate students in any major who want to explore educational thought, policy, and institutional practice broadly from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective. Coursework will examine education in relationship to such issues as globalization, the corporate political economy, human development, urbanization, poverty, and complex social relations and identities.

Please see attached flyer with information on our new COE minor in Educational Policy Studies.

For more information please contact Dr. Amira Proweller, EPSR Department Chair and Associate Professor.

The Graduate Certificate in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education is open to students in any field who want to complement their primary degree through interdisciplinary study of the foundations of education and educational policy. The certificate is an attractive option for students in teacher, administrator or counselor licensure programs within the College of Education and others with a broad interest in educational issues who are not professional educators who want to enhance their disciplinary knowledge and increase their marketability in the workforce.

Please see attached flyer with information on our new Graduate Certificate in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education. 

For more information please contact Dr. Amira Proweller, EPSR Department Chair and Associate Professor.

ESL and BE Minor

Please see attached flyer with information on our new COE minor in ESL and/or bilingual education. For more information please contact Dr. Jason Goulah, BBE Program Director or Dr. Sung Park-Johnson the ESL-BE Minor Director. For more information click here. 

The minor in ESL and/or bilingual education is an attractive option for students in education who are seeking teaching licensure.

The minor in ESL and/or bilingual education will make teacher candidates more marketable, with greater potential for employment due to the chronic teacher shortage in ESL and bilingual education. For students pursuing a major outside of education, but who are interested in teaching English abroad, teaching in bilingual schools abroad, or teaching ESL to adult immigrants in the US.

Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) (Available through August 31, 2020)

In order to complete an educator preparation program, each candidate who has completed his or her student teaching by August 31, 2015 and is seeking his or her first Illinois professional educator license endorsed in a teaching field shall be required to pass the APT relevant to the endorsement sought (see Section 25.710).

Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA)

Beginning September 1, 2015, each candidate completing an educator preparation program in a teaching field shall be required to pass the TPA, except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) (see Section 21B-30(f) of the School Code). 

  • Each recognized institution offering approved teacher preparation programs shall administer the TPA during a candidate's student teaching experience.
  • A person who has successfully completed an evidence-based assessment of teacher effectiveness, as required under this subsection (e), at the time of initial certification or licensure in another state or country shall not be required to complete the TPA. (See Section 21B-35 of the School Code.)

Essentially, the APT licensure requirement is transitioning to the edTPA

Candidates seeking initial teacher licensure in Illinois are required to take and pass the edTPA rather than the APT if they:

  1. Completed an educator preparation program in Illinois but have not yet completed student teaching requirements as of September 1, 2015 
  2. Completed an educator preparation program out-of-state and applied for Illinois licensure on or after July 1, 2015.

In-state candidates who completed student teaching requirements prior to September 1, 2015 are required to pass the APT.  The APT test will be available through August 31, 2020.

APT vs. edTPA:  Common Questions and Answers

  1. Does an educator need to take the APT or the edTPA?
    In-state candidate:  If student teaching was completed by August 31, 2015, he/she needs to pass the APT.  The edTPA is required if student teaching will be  completed September 1, 2015 or after.
    Out-Of-State (OOS) educator:  If application was submitted before July 1, 2015, educator needs to pass the APT.  Applications on or after July 1, 2015: edTPA is required.
  2. Will educators get a refund for the APT they realize they need the edTPA instead?
    Refunds are handled through Pearson. Please contact ILTS Customer Service at


As part of ongoing efforts to continually improve the secondary education program there has been a small change in the timing of two Secondary Education program courses.

The following changes will be in effect starting Fall 2015:

    This course must be taken in conjunction with one of the content methods courses (SEC 371, SEC 372, SEC 373, SEC 374, SEC 365, SEC 366, TCH 471, TCH 472, TCH 473, TCH 474, T&L 465, T&L 466 OR SEC 381, SEC 382, SEC 383, SEC 385, TCH 481, TCH 482, TCH 483, TCH 484). Consult the DPR to confirm which of the content methods courses are required for your program. The program recommends that students take this course in conjunction with the first content methods course (SEC 371, SEC 372, SEC 373, SEC 374, TCH 471, TCH 472, TCH 473, TCH 474). Visual Arts majors can take the course with either SEC 365, SEC 366, T&L 465, or T&L 466. Previously, this course was recommended to be taken in conjunction with the second methods course).
    This course must be taken in conjunction with the second content methods course(SEC 381, SEC 382, SEC 383, SEC 385, TCH 481, TCH 482, TCH 483, TCH 484). Consult the DPR to confirm which of the content methods courses are required for your program. Visual Arts majors can take the course with either SEC 365, SEC 366, T&L 465, or T&L 466. (Previously, this course spanned two quarters and was taken in conjunction with both content methods courses).

edTPA: A New Requirement for All Teacher Education Students Beginning Fall 2015

Beginning Sept 1, 2015 there will be a new requirement for any individual seeking teaching licensure in the State of Illinois. This new requirement, the Teacher Performance Assessment (called “edTPA”) will become a requirement mandated by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for anyone that completes their student teaching in Fall 2015 and beyond. It is an assessment conducted during the student teaching experience that will include video clips of instruction, lesson plans, student work samples, analysis of student learning and reflective commentaries. Students will submit an electronic portfolio to an outside agency for independent evaluation and a fee will be imposed by that agency as part of the assessment. The Department of Teacher Education is still determining the method for assisting students with this requirement and more information will follow. Although edTPA isn’t required for all students until Fall 2015, some programs will begin incorporating this new state requirement into programs to help students prepare.

Need assistance locating edTPA materials on the Digitation website? Clickhere!

Application Fee Increase January 1, 2015

Per School Code (21B-40), application fees for a Professional Educator License (PEL), Educator License with Stipulations (ELS) and Substitute License will increase to $100.00 on January 1, 2015. Please also note that the application fee for a provisional endorsement on an ELS remains $150.00 and that the application fee for an endorsement remains $50.00.

(105 ILCS 5/21B-40)/p>Sec. 21B-40. Fees.

(a) Beginning with the start of the new licensure system established pursuant to this Article, the following fees shall be charged to applicants:

  1. A $75 application fee for a Professional Educator License or an Educator License with Stipulations and for individuals seeking a Substitute Teaching Li cense. However, beginning on January 1, 2015, the application fee for a Professional Educator License, Educator License with Stipulations, or Substitute Teaching License shall be $100.
  2. A $150 application fee for individuals who have completed an approved educator preparation program outside of this State or who hold a valid, comparable credential from another state or country and are seeking any of the licenses set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection (a).

Volunteer and Job Opportunities

Language Assistants Program in Spain

Any degree welcome! Spanish is not required! No teaching experience needed!
Graduating? Come to Spain! Application period is now open to become a Language Assistant in Spanish school with Meddeas.
Visit here to apply: ​

English Teacher- Williams Prep

Williams Prep is a CPS High School on the Southside of Chicago. The teaching course load includes English II (sophomore) classes, and an AP Language class. The school has a historically strong English department and a supportive environment for students. 
Interested candidates can send cover letters and/or resumes to Adrienne Handelman at 


Before and After School Care Site Worker- Berwyn Pav YMCA 

  • Position is responsible for leading a group of Elementary School children in a variety of activities such as sports, crafts, homework, swimming, kidz lit and more. 
  • Enthusiastic personality required
  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of children. Must be very reliable and a good role model.
Hours and days
  • 6:15am-8:30am, Monday-Friday
  • 2:45pm-6:15pm, Monday- Friday
  • Status: Part-time
  • ​Ability to relate to children and adults with respect at all times.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications (if you do not have these, you will be required to get them in the first 30 days of working.)
​​To apply visit here:

Education Coordinator, Youth Development Program

The Museum of Science and Industry's Community Initiatives provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of youth, families, and communities in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate their children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The Education Coordinator, Youth Development Programs will develop and implement science learning experiences that engage teens at the Museum's primary support to youth and their families, providing opportunity and access to science learning, leadership and communication development, work experiences, and college and career pathways. 

For a full job description and to apply please click here​! ​​

Horseshoe Farm Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship and Undergraduate Internship

Are you interested in Healthcare? Education? Non-Profits? Leadership?--->Apply for Horseshow Farm! 

Project Horseshow Farm (HSF) is a non-profit organization based in Greensboro, Alabama that offers service and support programs for seniors, people with mental illness, and at-risk children.

HSF also offers education and leadership development opportunities for current undergraduates and recent college graduates. 

Their 13-month Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship and Undergraduate Internships allow students to experientially learn about rural health care, K-12, education, non-profit management, and community leadership. 

For more information:

  • Attend their information session!---November 14, 2016 at  2:00-3:00pm. Arts & Letters Hall, Room 102
  • Speak with a Fellows at The Bean (SAC) on November 14, 2016 from 4:00-6:00pm
  • Questions? Email
  • Visit their website:
  • Follow them on Facebook!:
  • Follow them on Instagram: @projecthsf 

Lakeview High School- Tutoring Opportunity

Lakeview High School (4015 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago) is looking for DePaul Education students to help with their tutoring program. Tutoring will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15pm-4:15pm.  Tutors are needed for English, Math, History and Science. 
DePaul students interested in tutoring do not have to commit to a particular number of sessions. There will be a sign up sheet in Google Docs. Tutors can sign up as they are available. The Lakeview students will be in their first year. Tutors do not need to have completed higher-level content courses to get involved. There will be a certified teacher supervising, so tutoring hours can count toward observation requirements for DePaul courses, pending the approval of the professor. 

Tutors will receive an orientation and information about effective strategies for tutoring. 

Working one-on-one with high school students is one of the best ways to prepare to teach! If you are interested or want to know more, please contact Dr. Cohen at 

Math Tutor- Alcott College Prep High School

Alcott College Prep is seeking Math tutors (algebra, pre-calculus and trigonometry). Tutors would be needed on Monday-Thursday from 3:15pm-6:00pm. 
Interested candidates can contact Juliana Quiceno ( ​or 773-290-3213) 

Full-Time High School Spanish Teacher- Notre​ Dame College Prep

Notre Dame College Prep is in need of a fill-time high school Spanish teacher. Click here ​to view the job posting. All interesting candidates can send a cover letter and resume to Jessica Grillo (

Reading Mentor Program- Village Leadership Academy 

​Change a Life, Prepare a Leader, Become A Reading Mento at Village Leadership Academy!

Village Leadership Academy Reading Mentors Program is located in the South Loop 800 S. Wells St.  Suite 90 Chicago, IL 60607

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45pm-4:45pm

For more information visit here: ​

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center- Intern

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is seeking a creative, highly motivated and energetic individual to assist the Education Department team with all school and public programming. This is a great opportunity for those seeking hands-in experience in the Holocaust, human rights, or social justice museum or education field. 
For a full internship description visit here

Temporary Chemistry Teacher- Mother McAuley​

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the West-Midwest Community, a Catholic college preparatory, all female high school, located on the southwest side of Chicago, is seeking a temporary, full-time Chemistry Teacher. The chemistry teaching position would begin immediately and would last approximately six (6) weeks with the possibility of an extension. 
A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required. An Illinois Teaching License Type 09 is required. Demonstrated success in teaching at the secondary level is preferred. 

Interested candidates should forward their resume to: 
Attention: Mrs. Eileen (Boyce) O'Reilly, Principal
Mother McAuley High School 
3737 West 99th Street​
Chicago, IL 60655
Fax: 773-881-6562

Alcott Elementary School

Alcott Elementary is looking for an Interventionist. 
Located: 2625 N Orchard St
$15 per hour
5 flexible hours per day 
Math and Literacy Interventions for 5-8 graders
Interested candidates can contact: 
Navjeet Allen, Assistant Principal (​)
Dorothy Loades, School Counselor (

Maternity Leave Position

Audubon Elementary is Roscoe Village is looking to fill a maternity leave position at the beginning of March through the end of the year. Looking for an individual who has their Type 04 license.  Interested candidates can send resumes to Chase James, Assistant Principal and direct supervisor.  (

ChildCare Careers 

ChildCare Careers is an early education substitute and staffing agency. They hire teachers and other early childhood education professionals and assign them to schools as substitute, temporary and permanent staff. Childcare careers not a third party staffing agency, they are the employing entity and are here to answer all questions pertaining to evaluations, pay, tuition reimbursement, and any other concerns. They are an 'at will' company, meaning that employment is as short or long as convenient.  ChildCare Careers employees will get experience in a variety of childcare centers, working with different age groups, under an array of educational philosophies, and, not to mention, the ability to shop around for a permanent home if they choose. They offer flexible scheduling and their staff will only be assigned to the areas they choose. 

For those interested in substituting, there is also a "perm placement" option. 

Interested candidates can cont​act Maggie Mikuzis  (

Looking for a chance to make a difference? Become a Clinical Educator! 

City Mentor Project aims to support youth living in urban poverty so they can succeed in school and life. The Clinical Educator position involves a collaboration between the College of Education and the Department of Psychology. Clinical Educators receive training in special education, literacy teaching and collaborative problem-solving and psychological and behavioral interventions in the context of real world conditions in some of the most challenged communities in the country. 
For more information click here.​ 

High School Chemistry Maternity Leave- North Shore Country Day 

Interested candidates can contact Chris Boyle- ​​

Irwin W. Steans Center- PSI Tutor Mentor

The Steans Center for Community- based Service Learning develops mutually beneficial relationships with schools and community organizations to engage DePaul students, staff and faculty in opportunities grounded in the Vincentian values of respect for human dignity and the quest for social justice. 

Visit here​ for a full job description. 
Please contact: Alex Lloyd ( for an application and/or any questions. 

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woordrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields- science, technology, engineering, and mathematics- into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Eligible applications include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one of more of the STEM fields.

The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring. 

Museum Educator-  The Chicago Academy of Science / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

The Museum Educator Position requires a multi-dimensional educator with natural science content knowledge and a passion for teaching. It entails implementation of onsite and offsite science and environment education programming for a wide variety of audiences varying in ages from pre-K adults. Some program development responsibilities (especially curriculum writing and revision) are also required. Classroom experience that is transferable to school and community outreach education, after school programming, and museum settings is essential. 

Student Programs Coordinator- The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

The Student Programs Coordinator has primary oversight of the development and implementation of Nature Museum programming designed for students. This includes our largest student programs, Field Trip Workshops, afterschool programming, and Nature on the Go. It also includes learning the department in expertise on the fo​cused educational uses of the Nature Museum's exhibits and grounds. 

St. Francis de Sales High School- Math Teacher

St. Francis de Sales High School, a Roman Catholic, co-educational high school located in the Eastside Neighborhood of Chicago and rooted in fidelity to Christ and His Church, is accepting applications for a full time Math Teacher.  Applications will have a desire to be part of revitalizing and shaping a school anew. They will view teaching as a position of leadership and will demonstrate the ability to work with all different types of learners. An Illinois teaching license or equivalent from another state are required. 

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

Substitute Teachers/ Substitute Teacher Assistants- City Elementary 

City Elementary ( is a small ISBE- recognized private, nonprofit school located in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The school is tailored to children with diverse learning styles and developmental needs, including those on the autism spectrum, those with attentional issues, and those with sensory integration challenges. City Elementary offers small, multi-age classes with a low student: teacher ratio, onsite speech and occupational therapies, a sensory gym, and a dedicated teach of teachers with a deep understanding of diverse learning styles. 

They are seeking substitute teachers and substitute teacher assistants for occasional work in their classrooms. For substitute teachers, ideal candidates will have prior teacher experience (preferably special education) and an understanding of autism spectrum disorders. For substitute teacher assistants, ideal candidates will have experience working with children on the autism spectrum or other special needs.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to 

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program 

The Japan Information Center is pleased to announce that applications for the Japanese Government's 2017 Japan Exchange and Teacher (JET) program are now available! The online application is available here: The deadline is Friday, November 18th. 
JET Program Information Session will be help on Saturday, October 8th from 1:00pm-5:00pm in downtown Chicago (737 N. Michigan Ave, 7th floor- please note that the entrance to the building is on Chicago Ave.) JET Program Staff and Alumni will be on hand to discuss living and working in Japan as a JET and how to be a successful applicant. The Information Session is open to anyone, and no registration is needed. If you have questions about the JET Program you can contact  Austin Gilkeson ( austin

Social Justice Educator Pipeline Internship Program (SJEP)

The Village Leadership Academy Social Justice Educator Pipeline Internship Program provides rich opportunities for beginning teachers to train directly with experienced mentor teachers and to develop their own teaching skills by working daily in the classroom. Our unique learning environment focuses on community engagement, student empowerment, critical thinking and civic engagement. 

For more information visit here: Social Justice Educator Pipeline Internship Program (SJEP)

Project Horseshoe Farm 

Project Horseshoe Farm (HSF), founded in 2007, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Greensboro, Alabama that offers service and support programs for seniors, people with mental illness, and at-risk children. 

HSF also offers education and leadership development opportunities for current undergraduates, recent college graduates, medical students and medical residents. 

Internships are open to current undergraduate students and occur during the summer, fall, winter and spring. 

For more information click here.

To apply visit here: 

Swing for Kids- Teacher's Assistant Interns 

Swing for Kids provides essential social, emotional, and fine arts instruction to Kindergarten to 8th graders through the practice of Swing Dance. Their fun & engaging curriculum teaches prosocial skills like effective communication, empathy, collaboration, conflict resolution, and self-control. 

They are currently seeking Teacher's Assistant interns for their full-year residency at Prescott Elementary School. 

For more information please visit here: Swing for Kids 

Nuturing Wisdom Tutoring Opportunity 

Nurturing Wisdom has an immediate need for tutors in all subject areas to meet with students in Chicago, the western suburbs, and the North Shore. If you have a passion for education and love working one-on-one with students, consider joining our team of tutors! Even if you haven't tutored professionally before, we have a great program and team in place to help you become and awesome tutor! 

To apply visit here: 

Part-Time Job Opportunity with iCOOK 

Pay: $50/hour

iCOOK is looking for energetic people to teach cooking classes for kids in an elementary classroom setting. 

Teacher Responsibilities and qualifications: 

  • Manage Classes: maintain an organized and ordered class
  • Teach lessons
    • Ability to relate well with children 
    • Ability to make cooking class fun! 
    • Purchase groceries for the class (will be reimbursed for expenses)
    • Prepare 2-3 simple (but healthy and delicious) recipes with kids each class.  (all materials and recipes are provided)
  • Communication
    • Be responsive to emails from Main Office
    • Answer questions that parents might have

To apply, please submit resume and your availability from 2:00pm-5:00pm on weekdays to call us at 773-706-2057 or 773-520-1686 with any questions

For more information about this program, visit here: 

Cooperative Education Position- STEM Teaching 

Argonne National Laboratory, one of the U.S Department of Energy's (DOE) major research centers, is pleased to announce opportunities for college and university undergraduates students to participate in the Laboratory's ongoing projects. 

Click here for more information! 

Nixon Elementary School- Co-Teach Special Education Teacher

Nixon Elementary, located at 2121 N. Keeler Ave is seeking a Special Education teacher for grades 4-5. 

All interested candidates can contact Sherly Chavarria (

Big Shoulders Fund Teacher Development Program 

Are you interested in teaching at an inner-city Chicago Catholic school? The Big Shoulders Fund is looking for passionate, charismatic and mission-driven future teachers to join their program! 

For more information visit here.

Nanny/Babysitting Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a nanny or a babysitter please email Sandra Tanksley atstanksle@depaul.edufor more information.


Training/ Certification in Early Childhood Music 

Obtain training and certification in Early Childhood Music Cycle of Seasons Pre-school Curriculum by Musikgarten 

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, January 6-7-8, 2017

Where: Wheaton College, Edman Chapel, Room 102

Cost: $179- this price includes a 40% discount to students. 

Musikgarten will be on-site at Wheaton College to provide early childhood music training and certification. This is a great opportunity to sharpen your teaching skills with this excellent curriculum. The pre-school level includes foundational principles of the program.

More information and registration:

or call 1-800-216-6864​

Mandatory Student Teaching Meetings

All student teaching candidates, undergraduate and graduate who plan to student teaching in Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 must attend a mandatory informational meetings before completing the initial application to student teach. These mandatory meetings will be offered at the Lincoln Park Campus. 
* Please bring your DePaul student ID card with you.
The specific dates, times, and locations for these meetings visit here: Mandatory Student Teaching Meetings for Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 Student Teachers. ​

Study Abroad Video Contest

Study Abroad is currently running the annual Video Contest, an opportunity for study abroad students to showcase the places they've traveled as well as show others what it's  like to study abroad in another region of the world. 

Visit here​ to check out the videos and vote! 

Homework Help & Tutoring

The Education & Counseling Center at DePaul University is offering weekly tutoring and homework help for grade-school and high-school students. Scheduling is flexible dependent on your needs. Typical subjects include math, social studies, reading/ English science, etc. **Free for DePaul University Students**

For more information visit here! 

To register, call 773-325-7745 or email ​

Counseling Services

DePaul University provides affordable counseling services to the public on the Lincoln Park Campus at the COE Building (2247 N. Halsted Ave.) 

Graduate students under the supervision of licensed professionals conduct counseling sessions for individuals, couples and groups.

The DePaul Education & Counseling Center offers a safe, confidential environment for adults, children, couples, and families in search of personal counseling and support. Fees are assessed on an affordable, low- cost sliding-scale basis. No one is excluded due to inability to pay. 

For more information please call 773-325-7745 or email ​

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