Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dec. 12 COE Holiday & Commencement Celebration

All College of Education students, faculty, alumni, and community partners are cordially invited to attend a College of Education Holiday & Commencement Celebration on December 12, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The celebration will begin immediately following the 11:00 a.m. commencement ceremony, and will take place on the 7th floor of the Gage Building, 18 South Michigan Ave., in Chicago.

A buffet, drinks, and music will be provided.  Please register using the link below to join in the fun and celebrate the end of the fall semester!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coe-holiday-commencement-celebration-tickets-14626918507

Dec. 4 Student Teaching Honor Ceremonies

On Dec. 4, the College of Education will host two honor ceremonies for Fall 2014 student teachers.  All of the student teachers will be awarded for their accomplishment of successfully completing student teaching.  In addition, an Impact Award will be given to the student teachers who went above and beyond expectations during their experiences.  

The Schaumburg ceremony will be held from 5-6 p.m., in Room 707.  Food will be available during the ceremony for all to enjoy.  All students, faculty, alumni, and community partners are invited to attend.

The Chicago ceremony also will be held from 5-6 p.m., in Room 700 of the Gage BuildingFood will be available during the ceremony for all to enjoy.  All students, faculty, alumni, and community partners are invited to attend.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dec. 6 Job Recruitment Fair - Proviso Township

Please see the flyer below for information about a teacher recruitment fair to be held at Proviso Math and Science Academy on Dec. 6, 2014.

Consider Teaching In Austria!

Since 1962, the US Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria has provided US college and university graduates with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as teaching assistants.

RU students can find more information about the program, including how to apply, at http://www.usta-austria.at/ Only online applications will be accepted. Please note that the application deadline for the program year 2015-16 is January 15, 2015.

The following link directs you to our website, where you can find the program description and download an informative flyer about the program for 2015-16:https://www.usta-austria.at/site/programdescription/program

US teaching assistants not only enhance the instruction of English as native speakers; they are also important resources for first-hand information about the United States and the "American way of life." The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s affairs (BMBF) finances this program, which is administered by the Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission). 
While the participants in this program contribute to the Fulbright goal of promoting mutual understanding, this is not a Fulbright grant program. For information on the Fulbright student program in Austria, please consult the Institute for International Education at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ or the website of the Austrian-American Educational Commission at http://www.fulbright.at/

If you have any questions about the program and the online application process, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Jürgen Hörmann
          jhoermann@fulbright.at


COE Students Nominated for National Honor Society

The College of Education is now collaborating with Pi Lambda Theta (PLT) to nominate students for membership in this education-focused honor society.  Pi Lambda Theta is the most selective national honor society for educators, and eligibility for membership is based on grade point average. Students should check their RU email for the invitation to become a part of PLT.

Because PLT is the most prestigious honor society in the education field, membership instantly sets you apart from the crowd and can enhance your résumé as you apply for jobs. PLT also provides tailored resources to help you grow professionally, including:

·         A subscription to Educational Horizons, which provides you with practical information that 
          you can use in your classroom to become a better teacher
·         Opportunities to travel abroad and learn about education in other countries
·         Recognition and funding through PLT’s numerous scholarship and awards programs
·         Networking opportunities through online communities and local chapters.