Urban Teaching Practicum
Student teaching through the Chicago Center is and incredibly rewarding experience. In our program orientation and in a pre-program visit, you’ll visit your school, meet the staff you’ll be working with, and see what our neighborhood and housing is like before you start the program, to make sure your internship experience goes smoothly. Then, you’ll work in a school setting to gain the credit you need to complete your teaching degree.
A weekly education seminar offers support and preparation for quality teaching. This seminar is informed with a specialized emphasis on teaching within a diverse population.
Our careful selection of school placements gives every student-teacher the experience of teaching in a diverse environment. Our placements in all grade levels include magnet programs, alternative schools, neighborhood schools and college prep academies. Small and large schools, special education, bi-lingual and fine arts placements give you many options in your selection process.
You’ll enroll on campus for the same credits as if you were staying there to complete your student teaching. Your certification requirements for your state and campus’ program will be met by your Chicago Center program. Check with your department or campus liaison for more information.
School Observation Requirement
The May or January Term can be tailored to meet your School Observation Requirements. Most campuses simply require that your seven day placement practicum locate you in a Chicago Public School. Contact your campus liaison for more information.
|Register for credit on your campus and pay your semester tuition there.||Price of Tuition|
|Chicago Center Program Fee for your shared furnished apartment, internet, phone, utilities, cable tv, food , books, cultural events, in-city transportation including unlimited transit pass.||$4,650|
|City Activity Fee (out-of-pocket money for program-related events).||$300|
|Security deposit, refundable.||$100|