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Moos Elementary Partnership

Moos and DePaul Students

At DePaul, we mean it when we say "Chicago is our Classroom."

The College of Education is committed to building close working relationships with Chicago-area schools for field experiences, student teaching placement, and immersive professional development. One such partnership is with Bernhard Moos Elementary School, a Chicago Public School located in Logan Square, with an economically-challenged and minority student population. Initiated by Moos' Principal, a COE doctoral student determined to see change and improvement for her students, and Dean Zionts, both faculties are pursuing projects that benefit the students of Moos and DePaul.

  • To date, over 120 of our students have completed their student teaching and supervised field experiences at the school.
  • Undergraduate teaching students receive focused attention from experienced teachers and have an opportunity to undergo individualized training and collaborative work with those teachers to better understand classroom intervention.
  • The COE and Moos are working together to launch a pilot of an International Baccalaureate training program, developed by our own Office of Innovative Professional Learning.
  • The Education and Counseling Center (ECC) maintains a permanent extension at Moos Elementary School where counseling interns from the ECC provide individual and group counseling to students during the school day who could not otherwise receive these services.