DePaul Diversity Series- LGBTQ Student Issues: How to Incorporate LGBTQ History and Acceptance for Students
Tuesday, September 21th, 4-6pm, LPC Richardson Library, Rosati Room 300
This workshop allows COE students to hear from DePaul staff from the Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change regarding the history of LGBTQ community as well as strategies to support this specific student population. A current teacher and school counselor will be in attendance to do break-out sessions focusing on sample lesson plan and social emotional support.
New 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.
- 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: http://goo.gl/9h5kab
- 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: http://goo.gl/arvw61
- 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: http://goo.gl/BrrJs49
2016-2017 COE Fall Scholarships
Scholarship applications open August 15, 2016, and are due September 30, 2016.
Log on to https://depaul.academicworks.com to apply.
Visit www.tinyurl.com/coescholarships for a complete list of COE scholarships and the application calendar for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Mandatory Student Teaching Meetings!
All student teaching candidates, undergraduate and graduate, who plan on student teaching in Autumn 2017 , 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. There are 2 more student teaching meetings offered. * *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 Fall 2017
Mandatory Student Teaching Meetings Winter 2018 and Spring 2018
New Course this Fall!---WGS 215- Gender and Education
Dr. Tamara Hoff
This course examines gender as a social construct and its meaning within the context of educational institutions, its implications for teaching and learning, and organizational practices that may oppress and/ or empower groups or individuals. Emphasis is given to social forces within the larger society that affect education and schooling, sex-stereotyping and gender bias; teacher behaviors; attitudes, practices, and expectations; student motivation and achievement; principles of non-sexist education; gender bias in settings outside of schools; current issues in the media and popular culture; and ways in which gender bias and sexism interact with other forms of prejudice, inequity and oppression.
If you are interested in enrolling in this course, please contact your academic advisor. To find your academic advisor visit here.
DePaul Launches Off-Campus Housing Service
DePaul has officially launched its University off-campus housing service: https://offcampushousing.depaul.edu.
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.
Sister Judy Warmbold,DC
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com )
- 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:
- Completed an educator preparation program in Illinois but have not yet completed student teaching requirements as of September 1, 2015
- 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
- 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.
- 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 http://www.il.nesinc.com/Contacts.aspx
ATTENTION: SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENTS
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:
- SEC 395/TCH 495: ASSESSMENT ISSUES IN SECONDARY EDUCATION:
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).
- SCU 351/SCG 451/TCH 451/TCH 452/TCH 453/TCH 454: DOING CRITICAL PRACTITIONER RESEARCH IN EDUCATION:
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? Click here!
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:
- 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.
- 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).