A shared learning process
On the ACM Urban Education Program, students engage in an urban student teaching experience with support and guidance - both inside and outside the classroom - to foster their learning and growth as teachers.
Throughout the semester, students develop their professional skills as they work alongside mentor teachers in Chicago public schools. In the weekly seminar, they connect educational theory to their experiences teaching in the classroom.
The program emphasizes collaborative learning, as students conduct an ongoing and informal discussion with a network of peers who share similar situations in their teaching placements.
Program participants also have extensive opportunities to enjoy the city's tapestry of cultures and people. Program field trips include neighborhood explorations and excursions to cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Mexican Art, the DuSable Museum of African-American history, the Chicago History Museum, and the People's Music School.
A diverse city and schools
Chicago's three milliion residents come from a side range of ethnic, linguistic, socio-economic and religious backgrounds. With more than 80 cultures represented, the city's schools reflect this diversity.
The nation's third largest school system, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) enrolls more than 400,000 students in 675 schools, providing many opportunities for student teachers. CPS offers a range of schools - such as magnet, traditional, performance, technical and career, and military - and more than ten percent of CPS schools are charter schools, with a wide variety of missions and academic emphases.
For a Program Adviser Appointment, contact:
Paul Hutchison, (Education) Steiner 301
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