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New This Week! October 24, 2016

Fall Education Issues Forum Update​

​​Registration for the forum is now closed. The panel will be broadcasted at a later date on CAN TV.  Dates and times of this broadcast will be shared in a later newsletter, stay tuned. 

Undergraduate/ Graduate Focus Groups

Want to earn a $20 gift card for your opinion? 
DePaul's Office of Public Relations and Communications needs your help in improving how the university communicates with students. We are looking for both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a one hour focus group. For participating you will be compensated with a $20 gift card. To sign up, please email with your phone number and they will contact you with details about the focus group. 

Undergraduate focus groups:
Thursday, October 27, Lincoln Park Campus
Thursday, November 3, Loop Campus 

Graduate Focus Groups;
Thursday, November 3, Loop Campus 

Fall TAP Boot Camp

Harvest your TAP knowledge by attending boot camp this quarter! Come in and expand your understanding of the math, reading, and language arts section of the TAP exam. Tutors will provide practice guides and questions to help you prepare for the rest. 
  • November 5, 2016
  • 10:00am-2:30pm
Boot camps are held in the John T. Richardson Library Learning Commons 
Questions? Email 

Ongoing Announcements

Lunch, Conversation and Action 

Dean Zionts invites College of Education students to participate in a new series, Lunch, Conversation, Action, to discuss recent events related to Milo Yiannopoulos's appearance on campus. In collaboration with COE students, Dean Zionts would like to explore some of the issues that have been raised related to diversity at DePaul and the College of Education. The ultimate goal of the conversations is to develop projects for the 2016-2017 academic year that will address these issues in a substantive way. If you are interested in participating in these conversations, contact Jennifer Tatum, Executive Assistant to the Dean, 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.​​

FAFSA- Due November 15th 

For all questions regarding FAFSA, contact Financial Aid

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.

  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:


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:

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? 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:

  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).


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.

or call 1-800-216-6864

Homeless Veterans Toiletries Drive 

The University Staff Council will be collecting items to support our Homeless Toiletries Drive that kicks-off on Monday, October 24th and runs through Veterans Day- Friday, November 11th. there will be a collection box in the advising office Suite 140 (1st floor). 

Suggested donation items: 

(travel size preferred) 

  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Lotion, Band-Aides, Toothbrushes, Floss, Mouthwash, Razors, Shaving Cream, Q-Tips, Deodorant, Toilet Paper, Combs & Brushes, and any other items you wish to donate. 
Please contact Sandra Tanksley with any questions (​

TAP Boot Camp

Harvest your TAP knowledge by attending boot camp this quarter! Come in and expand your understanding of the math, reading and language arts sections of the TAP exam. Tutors will provide practice guides and questions to help you prepare for the test. Boot camps will be offered during the following days and times: 

  • November 5, 2016 10:00am-2:30pm 

Boot camps are help in the John T. Richardson Library Learning Commons 

For any questions or concerns email ​

DePaul Teacher's Forum

Saturday, October 22nd 10:00am-1:00pm, Cortelyou Commons

Annual COE event that includes a key note speaker, topic round tables, resume reviews and mock interviews. 

To RSVP visit here: 

All questions can be directed to Jen Fleming ​​​

​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 ​​​​


Volunteer and Job Opportunities

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 contact 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: 

Maternity Leave Position- Juarez High School

Juarez High School is looking for a Math Teacher for a maternity leave positionn for mid/end of October.

Interested candidates can get in touch with Keith Adams (773.534.7030 or

Graduate Assistant- Campus Activities 

Reporting to the Program Coordinator for Campus Activities, the graduate assistant for campus activities is responsible for co-advising  the DePaul Activities Board and other campus-wide programming efforts. The graduate assistant will directly work with students in an advising setting on a weekly basis both on an individual basis and in a group. The graduate assistant must be able to balance advising students while coordinating multiple events throughout a quarter. This is a ten month position. 

For a full description please click here. 

Tutor Positions- Frog Tutoring

Frog Tutoring is a local tutoring company that provides personalized private tutoring at an affordable rate. They are looking to hire Psychology students to work not just as tutors, but also as mentors to students in the Chicago Community. 

To learn more visit here:

To apple visit here: 

Benefits: Minimum pay of $30 per session, but tutor chooses which grade level and subjects to tutor, as well as having the opportunity to create their own schedule, get driving compensation, periodic bonus and referral bonus. 

Teacher/Aide for a 4 year old with physical challenges 

Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm 

  • Bachelor's degree or minimum of 2-3 years of experience in school required. 
  • Knowledge of child development, curriculum differentiation, executive functioning, and positive behaviors support and/or willingness to learn.
  • Candidates with a background in child development, early childhood/ elementary education and/or special education desired. 
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs easily.

This position is primarily for volunteer, resume building experiences, but does have a stipend per semester available. Interested candidates can contact Lynn Persin at

Saint Luke Academy- Morning Teacher

Saint Luke Academy is seeking a morning teacher for Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 8:00am-Noon (10.5 hours a week).  This is for a three year old "bridge-like program" with a class no greater than 10 students.

Interested candidates can contact Donna Beck (

Cardenas School in CPS- Special Education Resource Position

Cardenas School in CPS is looking for a Special Education Resource Position in grades K-3. 

Interested candidates can contact Jeremy Feiwell 

Target New Transtitions (TNT)

TNT is a high school freshmen intervention focused on reducing the nation's drop out statistics while simultaneously providing meaningful community-based employment for highly qualified college students. TNT offers incoming high school freshmen the academic, social and emotional support they need to matriculate to college or productive workforce employment. 

TNT offers highly qualified college students an opportunity to earn money as they share their time and talents with freshmen in large urban high schools. As a whole, TNT empowers both sets of students through homework support and the meaningful relationships that are created during Saturday morning study sessions over a course of an academic year. 

For more information visit here: 

Interested candidates can contact Lucy Bryan: 

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! 

Infant Classroom Assistant Teacher- Lakeview Preschool

Hours: 2:00pm-6:00pm

Experience: Looking for someone with infant experience. ECE credits are preferred, but not required. 

*Must have a warm and bubbly personality that is hard working and able to communicate well to parents. 

Pay: Hourly 


Interested candidates can send resume and cover letter to Sarah Betzold. 

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.

Project Boost- Volunteer Opportunity 

Project Boost is a program created to provide one-on-one reading intervention to struggling readers in grades K-2. During a thirty minute block, volunteers follow a series of reading and writing activities that are designed for students who need a little "boost". They are in need of volunteers who are looking to gain experience in reading intervention and instruction. As the year begins, they will create a schedule that works best with the student's classroom reading block, however, the program is usually held three days a week during a two hour block. 

Interested candidates can contact Phoebe Cahan (

Guerin Prep- Chemistry Teacher

Guerin Prep is in need of a Chemistry Teacher to begin in January. Interested candidates can contact Karen Booth (>

Ryder Math and Science Teaching Positions

Open positions for all grade levels and endorsements, including special needs classrooms. Interested candidates can email their resume to Aaron Rucker (

Student Board Members Needed

WHO: New student board members needed beginning AQ16

WHAT: Gain experience upholding DePaul University's academic integrity policy by participating as a voting member of the Academic Integrity Board. 

WHEN: Friday during Autumn, Winter, Spring Quarters

WHERE: Lincoln Park & Loop campuses- alternate week to week 

PROCESS: Each hearing panel consists of three faculty and two student board members. 

Interested candidates can contact Peggy Schultz (

Irwin W. Steans Center- Fulltime Coordinator Position

The Steans Center is pleased to announce an opening for a fulltime Coordinator.

Student Development Program Coordinator Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Service Learning (ASL), the Student Development Program Coordinator is charged with developing Community-based service learning (CbSL) courses and relationship building with campus and community partners and colleagues on the ASL team. In addition, the Program Coordinator supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of ASL's student development efforts and serves as the point person for the coordination of the Service Learning Coordinators (SLC) and Administrative Assistants.

To apply visit here:

Graduate Assistant for Vincentian Community Service, University Ministry

The Leadership Scholarship Graduate Assistant (GA) position assists with the overall management of a leadership scholarship program (DePaul Leadership Scholars-DeLS), coordinated by the Vincentian Community Service Office and University Ministry. The GA also assists with additional duties in the office as needed. 

For a full position description 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.

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