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.

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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. ​

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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.

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  • Marie Donovan

    Marie Donovan wrote a chapter that was featured in the publication of Voices from the Field: Collaborativereplacement textInnovations in Early Childhood Educator Preparation jointly published by the IERC and the IBHE. This bookreplacement texthighlights the accomplished work of many of our state’s higher education faculty to redesign early childhoodreplacement texteducator preparation programs to meet regional and state workforce needs.

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  • Rachel Harper’s co-authored book, Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality, was selected by the American Library Association LGBT

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  • Amy Feiker Hollenbeck

    Amy Feiker Hollenbeck submitted, on behalf of full and part-time faculty in the Literacy and Specialreplacement textEducation program, and received a Quality of Instruction Research grant for, “Enhancing Preservicereplacement textSpecial Education Preparation: An Opportunity to Expand Reading and Mathematics Services to Strugglingreplacement textLearners in Chicagoland.”

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  • Jennifer Mata-McMahon

    Jennifer Mata-McMahon coedited the book Spirituality: An Interdisciplinary View.

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  • Sunny Park-Johnson

    Sunny Park-Johnson was a featured presenter at the Opening Minds Early Childhood Education Conference in January 2017 and gave the talk entitled “Yo Hablo Two Languages: Bilingualism in Early Childhood.”

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  • Sunny Park-Johnson

    Sunny Park-Johnson presented her talk, “The Acquisition of Case Ellipsis Alternation by Young Korean Heritage Speakers”replacement textat the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics in March 2017.

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  • Kevin McCann was featured in Newsline, which describes his other position at DePaul, scorer/timer—one of the many ways that he demonstrates his commitment and dedication to the university.

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  • Jennifer Mata-McMahon

    Jennifer Mata-McMahon presented research projects and papers at three conferences: “Honoring thereplacement textSpirit of the Child: Incorporating Spirituality into the Early Childhood Classroom” at the 2016 NAEYCreplacement textAnnual Conference and Expo in Los Angeles, CA; “Spirituality and Humour: Making Connections forreplacement textEarly Childhood Education” at the 15th International Conference on Children’s Spirituality in Lincoln,replacement textU.K.; and “What do Kindergarteners’ Spiritual Experiences and Expressions look like in a Secularreplacement textClassroom?” at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.

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  • Jennifer Mata-McMahon

    Jennifer Mata-McMahon published the article “Spirituality and Humor: Making Connections

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  • Jennifer Mata-McMahon

    Jennifer Mata-McMahon wrote a blog post “Spirituality: Can we find room for it in thereplacement textclassroom?” for the Illinois Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators (ILAECTE) blog.

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  • Rebecca Michel

    Rebecca Michel was awarded a Public Service Council Researchreplacement textGrant. This grant program is intended to help faculty acrossreplacement textthe University enhance their professional growth with the beliefreplacement textthat the vitality of the faculty is essential to the University’sreplacement textsuccess in serving students and the community.

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  • Akihiko Takahashi

    Akihiko Takahashi was featured in an article, “The Japanesereplacement texteducation system may solve the problems of US publicreplacement texteducation,” in The Hill.

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  • Margaret Strzynski was among the faculty and staffreplacement textrecently celebrated for their 25th year in service ofreplacement textDePaul. A luncheon was held to honor those facultyreplacement textand staff, and their names will be added to plaquesreplacement textlocated on the Loop and Lincoln Park Campuses.

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  • James Wolfinger

    James Wolfinger received a Competitive Research Grant fromreplacement textthe University Research Council for his book project, titledreplacement text“Death of a Flyboy.”

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  • James Wolfinger

    James Wolfinger presented on Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphiareplacement textTransit Industry at George Washington University.

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  • James Wolfinger

    James Wolfinger presented “Building a Commitment to Social Justice: Areplacement textCollaboration Between DePaul University’s College of Education and Facing Historyreplacement textand Ourselves” at the National Council for the Social Studies.

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  • James Wolfinger

    James Wolfinger gave interviews on Philadelphia history to the PBS television showreplacement text“Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.,” WHYY (Philadelphia’s NPRreplacement textstation), and Billy Penn (digital newspaper in Philadelphia).

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  • Jennifer Mata-McMahon, Rebecca Michel, Karen Monkman, Roxanne Owens, andreplacement textSunny Park-Johnson received awards in the Academic Initiatives Pool competition.

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  • Eduardo Garza, an alumnus of the Education Doctoral Programreplacement textand adjunct faculty member, was appointed by Governor Brucereplacement textRauner to the Northeastern University Board of Trustees.

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  • The essay, “Whatever happened to the child of tomorrow? Areplacement texttextual analysis of Rousseau’s Emile as Nietzsche’s conceptreplacement textof the Übermensch” by Social and Cultural Foundations inreplacement textEducation alumnus, Nicholas Turner, was recently publishedreplacement textin Dialogue: The Journal of Phi Sigma Tau, International Honor Society for Philosophy.

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  • The following College of Education students are now Gates Millennium Scholars:replacement textMayra Carrera, Tiana Sameera Ghazzali, Cynthia Montoya, Courtney Nicol Tarver, Tunisha Lashay Rush and Chastity Stokes

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Celebrating Teachers

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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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