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Education department partners with four new schools

Education department partners with four new schools

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North Central and the department of education have established four new school partnerships this year, enabling education students to do their practicums and student teaching, which often lead to future teaching positions.


North Central exceeds new requirements for graduate degrees in education

North Central College exceeds state requirements for teachers and administrators pursuing graduate studies in educational leadership, College officials say.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

March 17, 2010—North Central College exceeds new, more strict state requirements for teachers and administrators pursuing master’s degrees and certification in educational leadership, College officials say.

Smart Boards, Clickers, Wikis & Blogs

In a computer lab in Oesterle Library, elementary education major Kristen Robledo ’11 uses an interactive SMART Board to practice a lesson she’ll give to first graders the next morning.

Nurturing the Inquisitive Mind

Kate Smith ’05 Pereda loves to teach science to her fifth-grade pupils in Addison, IL. During the one semester each year that she can even fit the topic into the schedule, she’s armed and ready to engage her students—several of whom want to pursue science in their futures—with valuable lessons and methods learned at North Central College.

A formula for great leadership

Innovation and responsiveness represent the hallmarks of North Central College’s graduate programs in education

Innovation and responsiveness represent the hallmarks of North Central College’s graduate programs in education, including the master of arts degree in curriculum and instruction and master of arts degree in leadership and administration. The College has had a hand in grooming hundreds of leaders in education, who transition into department heads, assistant principals and principals, fulfilling a continuing demand for school leaders today.

A Great Place in the Middle of Somewhere

North Central College is a great place in the middle of somewhere. The vibrant campus atmosphere, an enviable location in a great Midwestern city and connections to one of the world’s great cities—Chicago—are characteristics that transform the lives of the students every day and serve as a foundation for the College’s identity. While “location” offers different benefits to different people, students understand that it’s those transformations that are key to their four years at North Central College.

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