North Central College - Naperville, IL

Helen Goren Shafton M ’05

Helen Goren Shafton M ’05 wrote a book titled “Making Art Special: A Curriculum for Special Education Art.” She was inspired by her students in the special education program to create the book for art teachers who find themselves responsible for delivering art instruction to students with disabilities. The book is available at www.makingartspecial.com.

North Central education majors expand studies in high-need schools

Education majors at North Central College are broadening their experience working with children in high-need schools.

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

Education majors create, teach summer school program

When a Chicago area elementary school canceled its summer school for low-achieving students, North Central education majors provided an alternative program.

When a Chicago area elementary school canceled its summer school for low-achieving students, North Central College education majors stepped in to provide an alternative program.

Fifth-grade teacher Kate Smith Pereda at Lincoln Elementary School in Addison, Ill., was concerned for her students who would be impacted by the summer school's cancellation. A 2005 graduate of North Central College, Pereda contacted her former education professor Maureen Kincaid at North Central asking for help.

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.

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.

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