Bilingual-Bicultural Education (MA/MEd)

Curriculum Studies (EdS)

For those who wish to seek new career opportunities or strengthen their position in fields related to education, the EdS allows​ students to pursue an advanced degree beyond a master's without the additional requirement of a disseration.

Resilience-based Interaction Model (RIM)

Mental Health in the Classroom

Resilience-based Interaction Model (RIM)

A child with mental health issues needs support in order to have a healthy social emotional development. RIM is a way for educators to provide that support in the classroom.

First Cohort to Graduate from Undergraduate Special Education Program

Congratulations to the First Special Education (BS) Cohort

In the fall of 2014, the C​ollege of Education undergraduate special education program admitted its first students and, on June 10, 2017, those students walked across the stage of the Rosemont Theatre as the first graduating cohort. ​

Undergraduate Majors

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The College of Education prepares educators, counselors, and leaders who are committed to creating compassionate, intellectually rich and socially just environments.


Good News in the COE

  • Mojdeh Bayat

    Mojdeh Bayat received promotion to professor.

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  • Hilary Conklin

    Hilary Conklin, associate professor, was awarded a DePaul University research grant by the DePaul University Research Council to support her research: “Fostering student voice: A case study of the impact of action civics on secondary students' literacy and civic skills.”

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  • Marie Donovan

    Marie Donovan, associate professor, was re-elected Chair of the Faculty Advisory Council of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and was featured as a cursive expert on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.

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  • Fr. Anthony Dosen

    Fr. Anthony Dosen, associate professor, was recognized for his twenty years of service at the President’s annual Distinguished Service Luncheon on May 19th. Immediately following the luncheon, the College of Education hosted a retirement celebration in honor Fr. Dosen’s leadership and service to the College, his department and students.

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  • Jason Goulah

    Jason Goulah, associate professor, was featured in Newsline’s “Faculty Focus” where he discusses Soka education and what’s next for the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education.

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  • Horace Hall

    Horace Hall, associate professor, entered the Society of Vincent dePaul Professors. The committee noted their enthusiasm for his acceptance into the society and his impressive leadership and service in the College of Education and in the communities in which he works.

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  • Amy Feiker Hollenbeck

    Amy Feiker Hollenbeck, associate professor, was selected as an Ozanam Fellow, a program designed to support post-tenured faculty as they seek to identify, refine or reimagine their personal and professional sense of purpose at DePaul.Amy Feiker Hollenbeck also received a grant through the University Research Council enabling her to participate in the Faculty Success Program through the National Center of Faculty Development and Diversity, which she will be completing in the Fall quarter.

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  • Christee Joesten, adjunct faculty, was chosen from students at Libertyville High School to be a recipient of the "Difference Makers" Award for making a difference in their lives. She was honored with a reception on May 23rd, 2017.

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  • Rebecca Michel

    Rebecca Michel, assistant professor, was awarded a 2017-18 Steans Center Community-based Research Faculty Fellowship.

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  • Karen Monkman

    Karen Monkman, professor, was awarded a DePaul University Academic Initiatives Grant for her project, “DePaul-YMCA Contextual Analysis Project.”

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  • Gonzalo Obelleiro

    DePaul’s Office of Global Engagement & Online Learning will sponsor assistant professor Gonzalo Obelleiro’s attendance and participation in the 2017 Madison Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning from July 25-27.

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  • Melissa Ockerman

    Melissa Ockerman, associate professor, received the "Friend of ISCA" Award at the IL School Counseling Association's Annual Conference.

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  • Roxanne Owens

    Roxanne Owens, associate professor and chair of the department of teacher education, was interviewed for BYU Sirius Radio on the Rachel Wadham’s “World Awaiting” show about fostering literacy in children. BYU Radio is a talk radio station run by Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The station features entertaining and scholarly talk programming.

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  • Sunny Park-Johnson

    Sunny Park-Johnson, assistant professor, received the Academic Initiatives Pool Summer Grant for her project entitled “Children’s Language Use and Development in a Spanish Immersion Early Education Classroom.”

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  • Amira Proweller

    Amira Proweller, associate professor, presented a paper titled, “White Feminists Not White Feminism: Political and Psychological Resistance in Intersectional Education with Privileged Girls,” as part of a panel on Cultivating Critical Consciousness with Differently Positioned Youth. The paper was presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas on April 27, 2017.

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  • Linsey Sabielny

    Linsey Sabielny, assistant professor, was awarded a DePaul University research grant by the DePaul University Research Council.

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  • Sonia Soltero

    Sonia Soltero, associate professor and chair of the department of leadership, language and curriculum, was invited to be a keynote speaker at the L’immersion à l’université: Où en sommes-nous aujourd’hui? Symposium Sur L’Immersion International Immersion Symposium, held at the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, University of Ottawa. The title of the keynote was “Dual language in higher education: A new way to conceptualize the development of academic and professional bilingualism.”Sonia Soltero presented “Dual language in higher education: Creating infrastructures for academic support and growth” at the Dual Language in Higher Education SIG and was invited to present as a featured Pre-Conference Institute speaker on leadership in dual language education at the National Association for Bilingual Education in Dallas.Sonia Soltero also presented her new book, Dual Language Education, to the NYS/NYC Regional Bilingual/Education-Resource Network at Fordham University as well as at the Washington Association for Bilingual Education Institute.

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  • Beverly Trezek

    Beverly Trezek, associate professor, was selected as an Ozanam Fellow, a program designed to support post-tenured faculty as they seek to identify, refine or reimagine their personal and professional sense of purpose at DePaul.

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  • James Wolfinger

    James Wolfinger, professor and associate dean of curriculum and programs, was also interviewed by Hoy, a Spanish language publication of the Chicago Tribune, for an article on migrant farm laborers in Illinois.

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  • Five graduate Counseling students have been selected to serve on the Career Counseling Outreach Team, led by Rebecca Michel, assistant professor, including: Michelle Berkeley, Jeanette Lesenko, Maria Mendez, Antonio Porter, and Mary K. Weldel. Students will attend the National Career Development Conference and design career presentations to deliver in the community.

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  • Graduate Counseling students in assistant professor Rebecca Michel's Career Counseling (CSL 454) class presented 10 career workshops at Cara, a nonprofit organization serving individuals experiencing homelessness. The Steans Center featured this work in a 2017 Chapbook during their Service Speaks event.

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  • Graduate College Student Development Counseling students in CSL 492, under the supervision of Ashley Knight, COE adjunct faculty and Dean of Students, planned and executed a successful Counseling Internship Poster Conference on May 20th. Sixty Internship Students presented posters showcasing their internship projects, and 8 Faculty Members and 30 Alumni were also in attendance.

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  • The following COE students were honored with special awards at the 2-16-2017 Honors Convocation ceremony on June 8, 2017.• Jerry and Katherine Christensen Scholarship Award: Alyssa Kalb• Donald A. and Margaret Millette Scholarship Award: Hannah Fitzpatrick• Dr. Andrew T. Kopan Senior Leadership Award: David Ladon• Gerald Foster Memorial Science Award: David Liebenson• Charles Doyle Service Award: Lyndsay Whitfield• Barbara A. Sizemore Multicultural Urban Professional Educator Award: Anais DeJesus

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  • Vijay Pendakur, a graduate of the Education Doctoral Curriculum Studies Program, is the editor of the book Closing the Opportunity Gap: Identity-Conscious Strategies for Retention and Student Success (2016) and serves as the Dean of Students at Cornell University

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  • Counseling Program Alumnus, Kristen Perry, was selected as the Illinois Elementary School Counselor of the Year by ISCA.

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The College of Education is honoring teachers who have significantly impacted the lives of DePaul seniors. Esteemed teachers will be honored for their service during the Spring quarter and a monetary prize will be awarded to the teacher's school.

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