Student teaching in Chicago

Chicago

Bluffton University partners with the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture to offer a student teaching experience in Chicago, Ill.  The program provides a richly diverse experience for student teachers who would like to challenge themselves in a multi-cultural educational setting.  The program also fulfills the Bluffton University cross cultural requirement. 

Students work in a classroom in the Chicago Public Schools for a semester. Supervision is provided through the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture.  Candidates attend weekly seminars and process their experiences with peers and supervisors and to learn more about the challenges and promises of urban education. 

Application Timeline:

  • Candidate applies to the program (below):  Spring of sophomore year
  • Notification of acceptance into the program:  Spring of sophomore year
  • Visit the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture (if possible to confirm interest):  Fall of junior year
  • Apply to the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture:  Fall of junior year
  • Placement made by Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture:  Semester prior to student teaching
  • Complete EDU 425 Leadership Seminar at Bluffton:  Semester prior to student teaching
  • Complete student teaching in Chicago:  Senior year (fall or spring semester)

 

Cost:
For programs costs, contact Elaine Suderman sudermane@bluffton.edu

For more information:
Please contact Dr. Gayle Trollinger, Director of Educator Preparation Programs trollingerg@bluffton.edu


Please submit the following form if you are interested in student teaching in Chicago: