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Weekly Updates

New This Week! May 22, 2017

Important Dates to Remember: 

  • Summer Session 1 (5weeks) and the full 10-week Summer Quarter begins on Monday, June 12th 
  • Summer Session 2 (5 weeks) begins on Monday, July 17th 
  • 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. ​

ECC Volunteers Needed

Pendeo Organization- Summer Day Program in the ECC
The Education and Counseling Center 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 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 groups mindfulness group; cinema groups or art activities... and creative ideas welcome.

If you are interested, please email Dr. Martha Mason at 
For info on the Penedo Organization visit here: 

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​ ​

Ongoing Announcements

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. 

  • 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 
  • Each letter should contain only one faculty nomination per letter. However, you are allowed to submit more than one nomination letter. 

TAP Workshops

Awaken your TAP knowledge by attending TAP workshops thi​s quarter! 
Visit the Academic Success Center and refresh your understanding of the math, reading and language arts section of the exam. Tutors will provide guides and questions to help you prepare for the test. 
Click here for a full list of workshops! 
Email​ with any questions. 

DePaul Off-Campus Housing Service

DePaul has officially launched its University off-campus housing service:

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

Mandatory Student Teaching Meetings

If you are planning on student teaching 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:
  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:
  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:


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
Shenay Bridges 
Assistant Dean of Students, Community Resources

Fr. Patrick McDevitt, CM, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Education

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  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. 


  • 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 )
  • 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 
  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


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:

    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).
    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).


Higher Learning Commission Open Forum with Students on Academic Advising and Academic Support Services 

Every ten years, DePaul participates in a process of reaccreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Accreditation is important for ensuring the university continues to improve its offerings and services. HLC accreditation also enables eligible students to receive federal financial aid. As part of the reaccreditation process this year, the HLC review team would like to hear from you about your experiences at DePaul. Make your voice heard by participating in a forum, either in the Loop or Lincoln Park 

Monday, May 15th
Lincoln Park: 2:15-3:30 SAC 154
Loop: 5:00-5:45pm DePaul Center 8005

For anyone who would like to speak with a member of the HLC review team in private, they will be holding "drop-in Sessions" at the following times and places:
Monday, May 15:
Loop- 3:45-4:45 DePaul Center 8010
Lincoln Park: 5:00-5:45pm Student Center 325

Tuesday, May 16th
Loop- 8:00am-8:50am DePaul Center 8010
Lincoln Park- 8:00am-8:50am Student Center 325 

TAP Workshops

Awake your TAP knowledge by attending TAP workshops this quarter! 
Visit the Academic Success Center and refresh your understanding of the math, reading and language arts section of the exam. Tutors will provide guides and questions to help you prepare for the test. 
For questions/concerns please email 
Click here​ for a full list of workshops! 

DePaul Diversity Series- Special Education: How to Meet the Diverse Needs of All Students

Monday, May 15th in LPC Richardson Library, Rosati Room 300, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Students will hear from current teachers and a school counselor/case manager on ways to support diverse learners both in and out of the classroom. In addition, students will gain a better understanding of individual Education Programs. 
Space is limited, so register on Handshake t​oday! 

2017 Ikeda Lecture- Re-Mixing Borders: Education & the Global Solifarity of Hip-hop

Tuesday, May 16th 
DePaul University Student Center 120 A & B
2250 North Sheffield Ave

The DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education is pleased to welcome Awad Ibrahim to give the 2017 Ikea Lecture, "Re-mixing Borders: Education &Global Solidarity of Hip-Hop." Ibrahim is an award winning author and education theorist specializing in cultural studies, Hip-Hop, youth and Black popular culture, social justice, diasporic and continental African identities, and applied linguistics. His books include The Rhizome of Blackness, Global Linguistic Flow and Critically Researching Youth. He has taught and conducted research in the US, Canada, Morocco, Sudan and Saudi Arabia, and is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. 

For more information click here​

Mock Interviews with Chicago Public Schools

Wednesday, May 17th
DePaul Center Suite 9200, Loop Campus
This event is for students who have graduated or will graduate within the 2016-2017 school year. 
*Register with Jen Fleming by sending a copy of your resume and a paragraph on how this event would benefit you to 
For more information please visit here​

Counseling Poster Conference 2017

May 20, 2017 
The Counseling Poster Conference will showcase counseling graduate students' final internship projects. This engaging learning opportunity will present topics and research relevant to the counseling and student affairs professions. All COE students are welcome to come network and celebrate with fellow colleagues, faculty, and internship supervisors. 

Business Casual Attire 
Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments provided
For more information click here
Education & Counseling Center (ECC)  Ongoing Workshops
Homework Help & Tutoring

The Education & Counseling Center at DePaul University is offering weekly tutoring and homework help for grade-school and high-school students. Scheduling is flexible dependent on your needs. Typical subjects include math, social studies, reading/ English science, etc. **Free for DePaul University Students**

For more information visit here! 

To register, call 773-325-7745 or email

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 

Volunteer and Job Opportunities

Make a a mentor!

  • ​Willing to work with boys in 8th-10th grade 
  • Be at least 21 years of age 
  • Agree to a one-year commitment to the program 
  • Spend a minimum of 5 hours a month with the mentee
  • Have reliable access to transportation
  • Pass a background check 
For more information you can contact Laura Kuever, Associate Vice-President of Child, Youth and Family Services

Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline has a new opportunity for 2017 recent grads. It is a niche of Instructional Design or Learning Technology. 
For a full job description visit here​

Volunteers needed- Special Olympics

Young Athletes is an innovative sports play program for children between the ages of 2 and 7, with and without disabilities, designed to introduce children to the world of sports prior to Special Olympics competition eligibility of age 8.

Volunteers are needed from 9:00AM to 1:00PM to assist the Young Athletes through the sport specific skills stations, assisting in helping the athletes, setting up equipment, and distributing awards. 

The stations include: 

Balance, Catching, running & walking, Jumping, Kicking, Striking, Throwing.

To volunteer, please contact Jacquelin Marks at jmarks@soill,org or 773-278-2178 X 104 

Coonley Elementary (North Center)- Dance Teacher
Coonley Elementary (North Center) is hoping to add Dance to their Arts programming next year. Coonley Elementary serves around 1,000 students from K-8th and has a very active arts department. Currently, they are looking for candidates for a full time dance position (Illinois teacher certificate) for 2017-2018 school year. 
Interested candidates can email Melissa Metz (​

Summer Internship Opportunities- Camp Akeela 

Camp Akeela is a traditional summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for kids who have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disorder. They are in the final stages of their hiring season and are still looking for energetic young people to work at the camp this summer! Check out this flyer for more information! 

Refer to this webiste for more information or contact Kevin Trimble (866) 680-4744 or 

Success Academy in NYC- Open Positions

Visit here to explore Success Academy ​
Visit here to view open positions.

Full-time Spanish Teacher August 2017

Full-time teaching position to begin in mid-August 2017. Ability to teach all levels is required. 
Qualifications: Near native fluency required, BA required, MA and IL- teaching certification preferred, pervious teaching experience preferred. 
Email cover letters and resumes to Erica Nathan-Gamauf, World Language Department Curriculum Coordinator, 

Bilingual Teacher opening at Maryville Academy 

Maryville is seeking a bilingual teacher. They are responsible for the supervision and coordination of the classroom environment, including students and instructional assistants. Develops and actualizes school curriculum within self-contained classroom environment. Shelter Teacher is a grant position related solely to the Unaccompanied Children's Shelter as funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement and any successor funding. 
For more information click here.​ 

Elementary Math Specialists Position 

The information regarding these positions can be found here​

Immaculate Conception- St. Joseph School

Immaculate Conception- St. Joseph School, located in the heart of Old Town Neighborhood is a vibrant and growing Catholic school. The school utilizes a co-teaching model in preschool through fifth grade and traditional middle school model with content specific teachers in sixth through eighth grade. The school is currently accepting applications for preschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and middle school language arts.

Please send your resume and cover letter to administrative assistant, Marilyn Allen, at​ and to the attention of co-principal Katie Sullivan and Maria Hill. 

Volunteer Teaching Opportunities

Olancho Aid Foundation, a non-profit bilingual school system operating in Juticalpa, Olancho, Honduras is seeking volunteers! 
Their mission is to provide a quality, Catholic education to youth living in an area of Honduras with few opportunities. In order to do so, they seek hard working, service-oriented volunteers to serve as teachers from pre-k to 12th grade. They offer the opportunity to grow in service, as well as invaluable teaching experience in a multicultural setting. 
Visit the documents below for more information! 

Early Childhood Advisor Position 

The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Their network of 23 membership centers, five camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making Chicago a place to live and raise a family. 
Visit here​ for more information.

Special Education Assistant 

Autism Home Support Services is seeking fun, energetic individuals to work part-time (8-12+ hours per week) providing structured one-on-one interaction/instruction with children with autism spectrum and related disorders in their home and/or community setting.
Visit here​ for more information. 

Huntington Learning Center 

Hiring: Part Time Teachers- Elementary, Middle, and High School
Huntington Learning Center in Skokie is looking for enthusiastic and dynamic part-time teachers for Elementary, Middle School and High School Students. 
Huntington Learning Center is the oldest provider of supplemental education, tutoring and exam prep in the U.S with over 300 locations, Huntington Learning Center is a nationally recognized leader in helping students (K-12) achieve success in school through individualized academic programs, taught by teachers in a stable and structured learning environment. 
Visit here​ for more information. 

Foreman High School- Seeking Tutors

Foreman High School is seeking qualified candidates to act as part-time professional tutors in the following disciplines: Math, Science, English, Social Science. Provide individual and small group tutoring to students. Assist students in improving academic achievement by meeting with them on a regular basis to clarify learning problems and work on study skills. Other assistance might include: reviewing class material, discussing the text, predicting test questions, formulating ideas for papers, or working on solutions to problems. 

If you are interested please contact Emilia Herrera-Padilla (Assistant Principal) Foreman College and Career Academy (3235 N. LeClaire Ave) via email​ or (773) 534-0281

iAchieve Learning- ACT/SAT Test Prep Instructors and Proctors

iAchieve Learning is looking to hire qualified Test Prep Instructors for both the ACT and SAT. Test Prep Instructors would meet with students one-on-one to help them prepare for the ACT or SAT and this would require weekday nights and weekends. 
Instructors will receive a free instructors manual with answers and also have access to their Online Test Prep Portal!
For more informationplease visit this flyer​!

Duke TIP- Summer Opportunity 

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) offers undergraduate level coursework to highly gifted middle and high school students at various university sites across the Southeast and beyond. A wide variety of program models allow Duke TIP to serve students across grade levels and in varying time frames throughout the year. 

Duke TIP is currently seeking junior and senior student leaders, as well as graduates to serve as Residence Hall Leaders (RHLs) and Residential Counselors (RCs) for our Summer Studies and CRISIS programs during June and July 2017.

Full-Time staff or Graduate students with summers off may find the On-Site Director (OSD) or Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) positions appealing to apply for as means to increase their professional development, program oversight and staff supervision experience.

Interested candidates can  learn more about the programming model and student experience by reviewing the following pdf link: 2017 Guide to Residence Lie at Duke TIP Summer Studies and CRISIS. 

Crew Leader Position

Co-lead, supervise, transport, and mentor a team of 10-12 high school youth, ages 15-19 for six weeks (Mon-Fri 8hrs/day) completing an assortment of hands-on conversation and restoration projects with different areas in the Forest Preserves of Cook County and plan and lead weekly educational field days.
For a full description visit here​

Smart Love Preschool- Full-time Toddler Teacher Position

Smart Love Family Service, a leader in the field of early childhood education and family support is seeking a full-time toddler teacher for the 2016-17 school year. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Working profesionally and collaboratively with other staff in educations and caring for young children to promote their social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being using the Smart Love approach.
  • Learning the Smart Love approach and continuing professional development.
  • Implementing and supporting Smart Love curriculum, classroom preparation and maintenance and facilitating parent partnerships. 
For a full job description visit here​

Service in the Loop- Get involved! 

You can volunteer weekly, monthly, quarterly...or just once!
Gain life skills and professional development opportunities, learn more about Chicago, and explore your own and other's values. 
Interested in volunteering or have questions? Contact Loop Community service at 
Click here for more information! 

Marquette School of Excellence- Maternity Leave Position 

Work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. Adapy general education and teach various subjects such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilties. Teach basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with severe disabilities. 

Visit here​ for a full position description.

All questions can be directed to Latarsha Green 

Huntington Learning Center- Part Time Teachers 

Huntington Learning Center in Skokie is looking for enthusiastic and dynamic Part-Time Teachers for SAT/SAT Exam Prep, Elementary/ Middle School and High School Reading, English, Math and Science. 
Click here​ for more information. 

Clinical Educator Position

Looking for a chance to make a difference? Become a Clinical Educator for Cities Mentor Project at DePaul University 
Cities Mentor Project aims to support youth living in urban poverty so that they can succeed in school and life. The Clinical Educator position involves a collaboration between the College of Education and the Department of Psychology. Clinical Educators receive training in special education, literacy teaching, collaborative problem-solving, and psychological and behavioral interventions in the context of real work conditions in some of the more challenged communities in the country. 

"The Fine Print"
  • You will travel between DePaul University and Chicago public schools in the Auburn Gresham/Englewood neighborhoods with a more experienced supervisor and other DePaul student teammates. The team will use your time in the car to problem-solve issues with Chicago public school students and/or to discuss professional development topics. 
  • You and your supervisor and teammates will teach literacy and provide additional tutoring using educational and psychological interventions to children who are far below grade level with the goal of dramatically altering the trajectory of their lives.
  • Current positions require availability one afternoon a week form 1:45pm to 4:45pm and a commitment to remain with the team through the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. If you are not available during that time-frame but would still like to be involved, the team will attempt to accommodate your schedule with other opportunities.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Bob Gottlieb ( for more information. 

Chicago Botanic Garden ​

The Chicago Botanic Garden is seeking responsible and enthusiastic students who enjoy working with children ages 2-12 years to help their summer camp programs! Camp CBG will be held weekdays from June 19 through August 18. Camp hours are 9:30am- 12:00pm  and 12:30pm-3:00pm. Students are asked to commit to a minimum of 25 volunteer service hours over the course of the summer, or five half-day camp sessions. 

Interested candidates can contact Amy Wells ( or (847) 835-8361

Visit the documents below for more information! 

Clemson University Summer Camp Counselor Opportunity

4-H Summer Camp, located in Summerton, South Caroline, works with youth ages 8-14and focuses on water activities, high adventure, sports and recreation, and much more. Camp Voyager works with youth ages 10-14 and focuses on GPS devices, PDAs, video and digital cameras, and editing software. Lego Mindstorms NXT robots, video games and much more. 
Visit the documents below for more information: 

Lycee Francais de Chicago 

The Lycee Francais de Chicago is seeking an experienced teacher for a maternity leave position from May 1 to June 20. Responsibilities include teaching English, language arts, math and STEAM in 4th grade.  This is a full-time, temporary position. Candidates should possess a degree in education and have experience in working with primary school age children. 
Please send resumes and letter of inquiry to 

The Chicago Park District- Coaches/Officials
The Chicago Park District is currently hiring coaches & officials for 5th grade-8th grade soccer, floor hockey, and track & field that will be places in CPS schools throughout the city. The SCORE program is run as a partnership between CPS and the Chicago Park District and more information about the program can be found at
Coaching opportunities entail a couple hours of practice during the week, and a game on Saturdays. Officiating opportunities offer Saturday hours. There will be training towards the end of March and the seasons will run from April-Early June. 
Click here to apply! 
Questions? Contact Rebecca Brandtman (

Gateway Special Recreation Association- Open positions

Gateway Special Recreation Association is looking for fun, enthusiastic people to work programs with people with disabilities. 
Gateway SRA promotes the full participation of people with disabilities in meaningful activities. 
For more information visit here

Middle School Math Teacher

Carter Elementary School is seeking a middle school math teacher. Carter provides daily coaching support to teachers. 
Interested candidates can contact Amy Treadwell or 773-759-3690

Illinois Action for Children- Licensed Teacher Opportunity

Click  here  to view a full job description. 

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago- Analyst in Quality and Evaluation 

Visit here for a  full job description and to apply! 

Therapist Openings

Park time ABA Therapy positions available for working with children on the Autism spectrum. Training and supervision is provided. Hourly rates range from $17 to $25 per hour, based on experience. 
Please send resume to 

Meddeas' Language Assistant Programs in Spain 

Becoming a Language Assistant in a Spanish private school for one academic year (September to June) is a unique opportunity for recent graduates from any degree discipline. They will add international experience and transferable skills to their CV, learn a new language, and immerse them in a different culture. 
Click here​ for more information! 

Substitute Position

Alphonsus Academy and Center for the Arts is a Catholic school in Lakeview. They are an arts integrated school that incorporates Responsive Classroom, 21st century learning, and a student-centered learning environment. Your experience as a substitute teacher at AACA can prepare you to teach in a variety of  school settings and make a difference. They offer substitutes $110 per day and a free hot lunch! Their school community is warm and welcoming and right around the corner from DePaul University. 
Interested candidates can send their resume and letter of interest for Tom Newman, Assistant Principal ​​

Egan Office School Partnerships Program Coordinator 

Are you interested in working with undergraduate and graduate students in a social- justice- focused environment? The Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships of the Steans Center at DePaul University seeks a graduate student to serve as Program Coordinator for the School Partnerships Programs. The Program Coordinator supports the work and learning of a team of DePaul students who wo​rk in Catholic and public schools around Chicago. Applicants must be current graduate students eligible for work study. For a detailed position description, please visit DePaul's Campus Job Board ( and click on the position entitled Program Coordinator in Steans Center for Community-Based Service learning. Questions? Contact Abby White at 

Temporary English Teacher- Benito Juarez Community Academy High School

Benito Juarez Community Academy High School is looking for a temporary English teacher for the entire month of January and the first week of February. 
Interested candidates can email their resume and cover letter to Keith Adams (​

Substitute Teacher Position- Berwyn South School District 

Berwyn South School District 100 located at 3401 Gunderson Ave. Berwyn, IL. 60402 is hiring a substitute teacher. 
They are a PreK through 8th grade school district. 
Please visit here to fill out an online application. 

For more information please contact Jane Bagus at 708-303-4021 or by email at 

Civitas Education Partners

Civitas Educa​tion Partners in Chicago, IL is a school management organization that operated four Chicago International Charter School (CICS) campuses within the city: 

All questions can be directed to Danielle Griffin (​

Chicago History Museum- Volunteer Gallery Interpreter 

​Volunteer gallery interpreters engage museum visitors in experiences that provide new perspective on the past and help them make connections to Chicago. Gallery interpreters are involved in innovative activities designed to reflect the Museum's brand of experience- welcoming, fun, social, and meaningful- such as gallery activity carts and workshops for student groups, and guided tours for the general public and adult groups. 

For a full position description click here. 

Chiddix Junior High and Normal Community High School - ESL Positions

Chiddix Junior High and Normal Community High School in Unit 5 in Normal, IL has two open ESL positions. These two positions work primarily with Newcomer students from Mexico and Central America, The Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and China in both self-contained as well as co-teaching scenarios.

interested candidates can visit here for more information: ​
*All questions can be directed to Leslie Romagnoli: 

​Helping Hand School for Autism- Early Childhood Education Teacher
Helping Hand Center is a non-profit organization that has been providing services for children and adults with disabilities and developmental delays for over 6 1 years. 
They are looking for an energetic individual who enjoys variety and works well independently and with a team, and who has a passion for children. 
Must have Professional Education License (PEL) with LBS1 and EC endorsements. 

Apply here:
Questions? Contact Sally Wilson-Gamble (  or 708-966-5768)

Erie Elementary Charter School Open Positions

Language Assistants Program in Spain

Any degree welcome! Spanish is not required! No teaching experience needed!
Graduating? Come to Spain! Application period is now open to become a Language Assistant in Spanish school with Meddeas.
Visit here to apply: ​


Before and After School Care Site Worker- Berwyn Pav YMCA 

  • Position is responsible for leading a group of Elementary School children in a variety of activities such as sports, crafts, homework, swimming, kidz lit and more. 

  • Enthusiastic personality required

  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of children. Must be very reliable and a good role model.

Hours and days

  • 6:15am-8:30am, Monday-Friday

  • 2:45pm-6:15pm, Monday- Friday

  • Status: Part-time


  • ​Ability to relate to children and adults with respect at all times.

  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills. 

  • CPR and First Aid Certifications (if you do not have these, you will be required to get them in the first 30 days of working.)

​​To apply visit here:

Education Coordinator, Youth Development Program

The Museum of Science and Industry's Community Initiatives provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of youth, families, and communities in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate their children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The Education Coordinator, Youth Development Programs will develop and implement science learning experiences that engage teens at the Museum's primary support to youth and their families, providing opportunity and access to science learning, leadership and communication development, work experiences, and college and career pathways. 

For a full job description and to apply please click here​! ​

Lakeview High School- Tutoring Opportunity

Lakeview High School (4015 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago) is looking for DePaul Education students to help with their tutoring program. Tutoring will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15pm-4:15pm.  Tutors are needed for English, Math, History and Science. 
DePaul students interested in tutoring do not have to commit to a particular number of sessions. There will be a sign up sheet in Google Docs. Tutors can sign up as they are available. The Lakeview students will be in their first year. Tutors do not need to have completed higher-level content courses to get involved. There will be a certified teacher supervising, so tutoring hours can count toward observation requirements for DePaul courses, pending the approval of the professor. 

Tutors will receive an orientation and information about effective strategies for tutoring. 

Working one-on-one with high school students is one of the best ways to prepare to teach! If you are interested or want to know more, please contact Dr. Cohen at 

Reading Mentor Program- Village Leadership Academy 

​Change a Life, Prepare a Leader, Become A Reading Mento at Village Leadership Academy!

Village Leadership Academy Reading Mentors Program is located in the South Loop 800 S. Wells St.  Suite 90 Chicago, IL 60607

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45pm-4:45pm

For more information visit here: ​

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center- Intern

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is seeking a creative, highly motivated and energetic individual to assist the Education Department team with all school and public programming. This is a great opportunity for those seeking hands-in experience in the Holocaust, human rights, or social justice museum or education field. 
For a full internship description visit here

Alcott Elementary School

Alcott Elementary is looking for an Interventionist. 
Located: 2625 N Orchard St
$15 per hour
5 flexible hours per day 
Math and Literacy Interventions for 5-8 graders
Interested candidates can contact: 
Navjeet Allen, Assistant Principal (​)
Dorothy Loades, School Counselor (

Maternity Leave Position

Audubon Elementary is Roscoe Village is looking to fill a maternity leave position at the beginning of March through the end of the year. Looking for an individual who has their Type 04 license.  Interested candidates can send resumes to Chase James, Assistant Principal and direct supervisor.  (

ChildCare Careers 

ChildCare Careers is an early education substitute and staffing agency. They hire teachers and other early childhood education professionals and assign them to schools as substitute, temporary and permanent staff. Childcare careers not a third party staffing agency, they are the employing entity and are here to answer all questions pertaining to evaluations, pay, tuition reimbursement, and any other concerns. They are an 'at will' company, meaning that employment is as short or long as convenient.  ChildCare Careers employees will get experience in a variety of childcare centers, working with different age groups, under an array of educational philosophies, and, not to mention, the ability to shop around for a permanent home if they choose. They offer flexible scheduling and their staff will only be assigned to the areas they choose. 

For those interested in substituting, there is also a "perm placement" option. 

Interested candidates can cont​act Maggie Mikuzis  (

Looking for a chance to make a difference? Become a Clinical Educator! 

City Mentor Project aims to support youth living in urban poverty so they can succeed in school and life. The Clinical Educator position involves a collaboration between the College of Education and the Department of Psychology. Clinical Educators receive training in special education, literacy teaching and collaborative problem-solving and psychological and behavioral interventions in the context of real world conditions in some of the most challenged communities in the country. 
For more information click here.​ 

Irwin W. Steans Center- PSI Tutor Mentor

The Steans Center for Community- based Service Learning develops mutually beneficial relationships with schools and community organizations to engage DePaul students, staff and faculty in opportunities grounded in the Vincentian values of respect for human dignity and the quest for social justice. 

Visit here​ for a full job description. 
Please contact: Alex Lloyd ( for an application and/or any questions. 

Social Justice Educator Pipeline Internship Program (SJEP)

The Village Leadership Academy Social Justice Educator Pipeline Internship Program provides rich opportunities for beginning teachers to train directly with experienced mentor teachers and to develop their own teaching skills by working daily in the classroom. Our unique learning environment focuses on community engagement, student empowerment, critical thinking and civic engagement. 

For more information visit here: Social Justice Educator Pipeline Internship Program (SJEP)

Swing for Kids- Teacher's Assistant Interns 

Swing for Kids provides essential social, emotional, and fine arts instruction to Kindergarten to 8th graders through the practice of Swing Dance. Their fun & engaging curriculum teaches prosocial skills like effective communication, empathy, collaboration, conflict resolution, and self-control. 

They are currently seeking Teacher's Assistant interns for their full-year residency at Prescott Elementary School. 

For more information please visit here: Swing for Kids 

Nuturing Wisdom Tutoring Opportunity 

Nurturing Wisdom has an immediate need for tutors in all subject areas to meet with students in Chicago, the western suburbs, and the North Shore. If you have a passion for education and love working one-on-one with students, consider joining our team of tutors! Even if you haven't tutored professionally before, we have a great program and team in place to help you become and awesome tutor! 

To apply visit here: 

Nanny/Babysitting Opportunities

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

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