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.