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New This Week! June 5, 2017

Baccalaureate Mass/ Commencement

Graduates and their guests are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass. A light reception will follow in the Student Center 
Friday, June 9th 
4:00pm-5:00pm
St. Vincent de Paul Church 
1010 W. Webster Ave.
 Chicago, IL 60614

The College of Education Commencement Ceremony is this Saturday, June 10th at 8:30 am at the Rosemont Theatre. 
There will be Live Webcast. The live stream of the DePaul University College of Education Commencement ceremony begins at the same time as the ceremony and lasts for the duration of the event. The archive video is available on this webpage as soon as possible after the completion of the live event.

For more information regarding Commencement visit here. 

Important Dates to Remember: 

  • Summer Session 1 (5weeks) and the full 10-week Summer Quarter begins on Monday, June 12th 
  • The last day to add classes for Summer Session 1  is Tuesday, June 13th.
  • The last day to drop classes for Summer Session 1 is Friday, June 16th 
  • The last day to add classes for Summer 2017 Term (10 weeks) is Saturday, June 17th.
  • The last day to drop classes for Summer 2017 Term (10 weeks) is Friday, June 23rd.
  • End Summer Session 1- Sunday, July 16th 
  • Summer Session 2  (5 weeks) begins on Monday, July 17th 
  • The last day to add classes for Summer session 2 is Tuesday, July 18th.
  • The last day to drop classes for Summer Session 2 is Friday, July 21st. 
  • End of Summer 2017 Term and Summer Session 2 is Sunday, August 20th. 
  • Last day to add classes for Autumn Quarter is Wednesday, September 13th by 8:00AM!
  • Last day to drop classes for Autumn Quarter is Tuesday, September 19th.
  • For all important university dates check out the Academic Calendar. 

Summer Quarter Tuition 

Summer Session 1 Tuition is due Friday, June 9th
Summer Session 2 Tuition is due Sunday, July 16th  
Payments can be made using of the following methods:

Online: Campus Connection> Student Center> Finances> View ePAY/​​eBILL

In Person: DePaul Central
  • ​Loop: DePaul center, 9100
  • Lincoln Park: Schmitt Academic Center, Room 101
To learn more about the payment and billing system view the ePAY/eBILL brochure
To setup and In-Term Payment Plan online: Campus Connection> Student Center> Finances> In-term Payment Plan. 
Contact DePaul Central with any questions. 

Ongoing Announcements

ECC- Volunteers Needed 

Penedo Organization- Summer Day Program in the ECC
Education and Counseling will once again be hosting the Penedo Organization for a summer day program in the ECC. This will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm-3:30pm beginning July 6th through August 17th.

You can volunteer for just one portion each week, or both days- as much as you can give is appreciated! This is a wonderful experience for your future careers, looks great on a resume, and is just plain fun! 

Volunteers needed for: psychoed on topics of wellness and self-care; small group mindfulness group; cinema groups or art activities...and creative ideas welcome. 

If you are interested, please email Dr. Martha Mason at mmason26@depaul.edu 
For info on the Penedo Organization visit here: http://www.penedocharitable.com/ 

Summer Tutors Needed

Change the life of a child by donating some of your time to provide homework help this summer. The Education & Counseling Center provides academic and counseling services to Chicagoland families who may not be able to afford it otherwise.

Credit towards class or pre-service hours also possible with instructor approval. 

Most of the children are in grade school and come from all over Chicagoland to receive help. They are referred by teachers and parents. Tutoring generally lasts 1 hour each week.

If you are interested, please email Dr. Martha Mason at mmason26@depaul.edu ​

Nomination for Excellence in Teaching Awards

Purpose: Teaching is at the Core of what faculty members do at DePaul University. In support of the University's affirmation of the reaching mission, the Quality of Instruction Council presents annual University Excellence in Teaching Awards. These awards recognize outstanding significant achievement in teaching and commitment to the teaching mission.

Eligibility: All 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 may 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. 

Procedure:
  • 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 Assistant, at smagnuso@depaul.edu 
  • Each letter should contain only one faculty nomination per letter. However, you are allowed to submit more than one nomination letter. 

DePaul Off-Campus Housing Service

DePaul has officially launched its University off-campus housing service: https://offcampushousing.depaul.edu.

Search off-campus housing listings, potential roommates, furniture and more!

Mandatory Student Teaching Meetings

If you are planning on student tea​ching in Autumn 2018, Winter 2019, or Spring 2019, you MUST attend a Mandatory Meeting one year in advance of your planned student teaching quarter. 
Please see the below PDFs for the dates and times of the meetings: 

ECE 704: Doctoral Seminar on Research in Child Development 

ECE 704 will be offered Autumn Quarter 2017
Mondays 5:30 to 8:45
Come join the cohort of doctoral students in early childhood education  in this interesting seminar to explore these and other important topics in child development. We will examine the most recent research in the field to explore and analyze these topics. 
  • What does epigenetics tell us about the way we inherit behaviors?
  • What does brain research tell us about gender differences and how to teach children?
  • How can we use genetic and brain research to inform our teaching practices with children with ASD, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities?
  • How does stress and traumatic events change the brain chemistry of children and lead to mental health issues in childhood and beyond?
  • Is there a spiritual intelligence? And how might it differ from emotional intelligence?
  • What does the science of parenting tell us about children's later learning and success in life?
  • How does the United States' policies in child development and early learning compare to other countries of the world?

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: http://goo.gl/9h5kab
  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: http://goo.gl/arvw61
  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: http://goo.gl/BrrJs49

 

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
312-802-970
Judy.warmbold@depaul.usa.org 
Shenay Bridges 
Assistant Dean of Students, Community Resources
773-325-4857
Sbridge3@depaul.edu

Fr. Patrick McDevitt, CM, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Education
773-325-4010
Pmcdevi1@depaul.edu

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 kliston@depaul.edu  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. 

Procedure:

  • 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 smagnuso@depaul.edu )
  • 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 
    OR
  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 http://www.il.nesinc.com/Contacts.aspx

ATTENTION: SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENTS

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:

  1. SEC 395/TCH 495: ASSESSMENT ISSUES IN SECONDARY EDUCATION: 
    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).
  2. SCU 351/SCG 451/TCH 451/TCH 452/TCH 453/TCH 454: DOING CRITICAL PRACTITIONER RESEARCH IN EDUCATION:
    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? Clickhere!

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).

Volunteer and Job Opportunities

International Academy- Secondary English Position 

There is an opening for a secondary English position currently open at the International Academy, International Baccalaureate high school in Oakland County, MI.
This position is posted on the Oakland County Human Resources Consortium: https://www.applitrack.com/oakland/onlineapp/1BrowseFile.aspx?id=657230  

St. Procopius- 7th and 8th Grade Dual Language Spanish Teacher

St. Procopius is looking to hire a 7th and 8th Grade Dual Language Spanish Teacher. More information about St. Procopius can be found here: www.stprocopiusschool.org
Interested candidates can email a resume and cover letter to Brian O'Rourke at borourke@stprocopiusschool.org
Click here for a full job description 

FranCenter- Open Positions

FranCenter is currently interviewing and hiring for the 2017-2018 school year! Full-time and Part-Time openings listed below in the Chicagoland area. Please contact Al Marciante by sending resumes to teachingjobs@francenter.com 
  • Title 1  Reading and Math 
  • Art
  • General Music
  • Band
  • Physical Education
  • Foreign Language- Spanish/ Italian 
  • Technology
FranCenter is a not-for-profit organization who exists to affirm, support, and act upon the needs of individuals, families, and school systems to develop an educated and responsible citizenry. 

Health and Fitness Opportunity

The Exercise Coach is looking for a sales-driven, passionate, hard-working, motivated individuals who are looking to get into a career in Health and Fitness! At the Exercise Coach, they are designed to be the perfect fit for 85% of the population that struggle to fit exercise into their daily lives. They have created a perfect solution for giving their clients the "right Intensity" using high tech, coach guided process. No National Certification is required but it is a bonus! Every one of their coaches is trained in house through their training program and will receive their Exercise Coach Certification. Your primary focus will be to conduct initial sales consultants and sign up new client members. 

Expectations:
- You must be certified or receive your certification by The Exercise Coach within your first week of hire. You must also pass with satisfaction, The Exercise Coach Certification Exam. 
- Must be currently up to date on CPR/AED course and renew your certification when it expires. 
- Delivering the best one-on-one, strategically supervised training experience in the world. 

Responsibilities
-Implementing and conducting personal training services within the Exercise Coach paradigm.
- You must demonstrate a polite, professional, and helpful attitude at all times toward clients and colleagues. 
- Implement practices as taught using The Exercise Coach training manual for coaches. 
- Report to Lead Trainer for coaching matters and Administrative and schedule Manager for administrative and scheduling matters.
- Primarily responsible to conduct initial consultation of prospective clients. 
-Conduct initial one-on-one acclamation, evaluation, and training of clients. 
- Scheduling of clients as necessary. Provide on-going education for all clients. 
- Create an up-beat, inviting, engaging, non-judgmental, motivating environment. 

This is a full time position for the hours of 12PM-8PM Monday- Thursday and Saturday 7AM-1PM.

All inquiries can be directed to Jenna Gerlach (j.gerlach@exercisecoach.com


Nanny/Babysitting Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a nanny or a babysitter please email Sandra Tanksley atstanksle@depaul.edufor more information.

Events

Demon S.W.A.P Collection

Unwanted items and clothing can be donated to Demon Surplus with a Purpose (S.W.A.P). Demon S.W.A.P allows residents to donate and purchase goods, while raising money for an emergency fund for the DePaul Community. Please donate any reusable items at donation locations in resident halls. 
Visit here for more information! 

Summer Institute Evening Speaker Event

The DePaul University and Facing History and Ourselves Collaboration welcomes professor Timothy Gilfoyle, ast president of the Urban History Association and winner of the Allan Nevins and Kenneth Jackson prizes. Professor Gilfoyle will present "A Pickpocket's Tale: George Appo and the Progressive Origins of Eugenics," which draws on his award-winning book.

This event will take place on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 between 6:00pm and 8:00pm at Lincoln Park Campus- Room to be confirmed. 
It is free and open to the public. PK-12 educators will receive two free professional development units for attending. 

You can RSVP for the event at the following link:  http://tinyurl.com/EveningSpeaker2017
Please visit this flyer​ for more information, including contact information. 

Saturday Drop-In Homework Help

The ECC is now offering drop-in homework for any grade level Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00pm
Please visit this flyer for more information! 

Counseli​ng 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 ecc@depaul.edu 

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