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Scholarship Funding for Undergraduate Students

The $5 for 4 Scholarship helps to support students who display a financial need that will impede their continued enrollment in the College of Education

To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in one of the BA programs, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (unless you are in your first semester) and demonstrate financial need.  Scholarships awarded will range in amount up to $2,500 and are not renewable.

The scholarship award will be applied to tuition, university fees and books for BA Urban Education - Elementary Education and BA Human Development and Learning students.

The deadline to apply for scholarship funding for the Fall 2016 semester is October 1.

Application

 
 
 
 
University of Washington Faculty Positions

The University of Washington College of Education is hiring four new professors in the following positions:

-Critical perspectives in English education
-Instructional excellence, early intervention and special education
-Educational policy, organizations and leadership across P-12 settings
-Senior faculty position in multicultural education

More information

 
 
 
 
UIC Center for Literacy Research GA Positions

Center for Literacy Research Assistant Opportunities
Fall 2016 with Tuition Waiver

English GED Instructor

 The UIC Center for Literacy’s FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support program administers Adult Education and Career Transition services in high need areas in Chicago.  Graduate Research Assistants teach adult and family literacy workshops to Head Start and Child Care parents.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach adult literacy GED and/or PreGED workshop in English designed to serve the educational needs of Head Start/Child Care parents.
  • Assess and track students’ progress on IL ABE/ASE Content Standards.
  • Collaborate with Lead Teacher to develop individual education/transition plans and evaluate students’ progress on their goals.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings which promote Family Start Learning Center programs, services, and program improvement initiatives.

Teaching Location: Off Campus: King Community Service Center, 4314 South Cottage Grove, Chicago

Time: Monday through Friday, 8:30-12:30, (20) hours a week. This schedule is not flexible.

Commitment: At least one year and two preferred Start Date: Fall 2016

Application Process: Submit your resume, cover letter, and three references ASAP to

Susie Karwowski and Barbara Travis via email to skarwow@uic.edu and batravis@uic.edu.  

No phone calls please.

 Minimum education and work experience (including years) to qualify for position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required with 1-year literacy teaching/tutoring preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required. 
  • Knowledge of adult/family literacy and Head Start/Child Care programs desirable.

Spanish GED Instructor

The UIC Center for Literacy’s FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support program administers Adult Education and Career Transition services in high need areas in Chicago.  Graduate Research Assistants teach adult and family literacy workshops to Head Start and Child Care parents.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach adult literacy GED and/or PreGED workshop in Spanish designed to serve the educational needs of Head Start/Child Care parents.
  • Assess and track students’ progress on IL ABE/ASE Content Standards.
  • Collaborate with Lead Teacher to develop individual education/transition plans and evaluate students’ progress on their goals.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings which promote Family Start Learning Center programs, services, and program improvement initiatives.

Teaching Location: Off Campus: King Community Service Center, 4314 South Cottage Grove, Chicago

Time: Monday through Friday, 8:30-12:30, (20) hours a week. This schedule is not flexible.

Commitment: At least one year and two preferred Start Date: Fall 2016

Application Process: Submit your resume, cover letter, and three references ASAP to

Susie Karwowski and Annaly Pardino via email to skarwow@uic.edu and annaly@uic.edu.

No phone calls please.

 Minimum education and work experience (including years) to qualify for position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required with 1-year literacy teaching/tutoring preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required. 
  • Knowledge of adult/family literacy and Head Start/Child Care programs desirable.
  • Fluency in oral and written Spanish.
 
 
 
 
OSS Graduate Assistant Position

The Office of Student Services in the College of Education is seeking a Graduate Assistant to assist with general administrative duties.  These duties include, data entry, placing supply orders, responding to student inquires, and providing general clerical support for the office.  

For this position, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to learn quickly are essential.

This is a fall graduate assistantship at 33% time, with the possibility of renewal for upcoming semesters.

If interested please send your CV, or resume, to Aisha El-Amin at aelami2@uic.edu no later than Monday, September 12.

 
 
 
 
Future Educators Association Social

Join a Chinatown expedition with the UIC College of Education Future Educators Association!

-Find out more about the FEA over a bubble tea
-Peruse the shops in Chinatown Square
-Get to know the other members of FEA

When: Friday Sept. 16
What time: Meet at 3:30
Meeting place: Dunkin Donuts

Any Questions?
Contact us at:
uicfea@gmail.com

 
 
 
 
Teacher's Aide at UIC Children's Center

UIC's Children's Center provides early childhood education and care to preschool age children of UIC students, faculty and staff.  Their on-campus site offers students the opportunity to work in NAEYC accredited classrooms alongside experienced early childhood profesionals.

Email uicchildcenter@uic.edu or call 312-413-5326 for more information.

 
 
 
 
COE Professor Hiring GAs

Dr. Shelby Cosner will be hiring up to three 1/2-time graduate assistants beginning in September for the start of October with two of the positions running through December 2017 and one of the positions running through August 2016.  The first two positions are GA positions that will require a range of duties including locating, annotating and reviewing literature; locating and storing a variety of principal preparation and development program materials; and a range of other duties as assigned by Dr. Cosner. The third position (running through end of summer 2017) will involve extensive library and qualitative field research including participant interviews, most of which will be conducted in schools with principals and teachers.

Individuals: a) interested in various issues related to school leadership, b) who have strong library research skills, and c) who have excellent project management skills/proven track records with on-time quality work submission are encouraged to forward a resumes to Dr. Shelby Cosner at sacosner@uic.edu as soon as possible. In addition to these expectations, individuals interested in the third position must have transportation for traveling to/from interview sites and flexibility in their weekly schedules for conducting interviews.

With the electronic submission of a resume, please also provide a brief email that includes information about your current program of study at UIC and why this position seems like a fit and is of interest to you.

 
 
 
 
TechBytes: Mobile Chat Apps in the Classroom

K-12 students today are very comfortable with having active digital conversations with people in close physical proximity, so teachers need to adapt to communication styles.  Read more

 
 
 
 
Teaching Assistant/GA Position with Early Outreach Program

The Early Outreach Program was created in 1981 as the pre-college, academic pipeline program to the University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Health Program. From this position, the Early Outreach Program was among the first on the UIC campus to recognize the opportunity for educational enrichment in the core content areas of reading, math, and science, and its specific application to health sciences preparation and urban health equity.

The program’s goal is to ensure the students’ ability to matriculate into high school, university, and postgraduate health science programs of their choice, so that they can ultimately attain careers in the health professions in our changing and global society.

Teaching Assistants/GAs are responsible for providing academic instruction and other 21st century skills enrichment programming to Early Outreach Program academic pipeline participants while ensuring program integrity and academic excellence.

Full job description

Send Resume to:
Vernita Lewis 
 
 
 
 
Babysitter Needed

Hello! My family lives in University Village and we are looking for a babysitter. We are blessed with a 2 year old and and set of 1 month only twins. This would be 1-2 times a week from 5-9ish. Either my hubs or myself would also be home. We are looking for an extra pair of hands when either of us has to work late or cannot be around to entertain our oldest son while we manage to keep the twins happy! We live in University Village right by UIC. Is there a UIC Teachers job posting site I can use? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Students  can email me or call/text:

Olivia 708.705.4538 and ostam14@gmail.com

 
 
 
 
Fall 2016 Babysitting Position

Looking for a reliable late afternoon – early evening weeknight babysitter starting in the fall/September 2016 for an 8 and 12 year old in the South Loop neighborhood.  Hours would be 3:30 to 7:30 on Mondays through Thursdays (can be flexible on some days depending on your school schedule).  Responsibilities include picking up children from school, driving them to after school activities (we will provide car & insurance; just need current driver’s license), and helping with night time routine (dinner, homework, ready for bed).  There is the possibility of additional weekend babysitting if desired.   We have had a terrific UIC student babysitter for the last 3 years who is graduating, so we are looking for someone else who would like to help our family.  Pay is $15 per hour.   If you are interested, please call 312-961-2461 or email Jennifer Rakstad at jrakstad@hotmail.com.

 
 
 
 
Phillips Academy High School Positions

Phillips Academy High School in Bronzeville is hiring a special education teacher and a minimum of 4 paraprofessional aids for our diverse learners.

Special Education teacher position 1

Special Education teacher position 2

You must apply through the CPS Teacher Quality Pool, but also please e-mail directly your interest and resume to Assistant Principal Ronnie Bates (rfbates@cps.edu) and Principal Matthew Sullivan (mgsullivan@cps.edu).
 
For those interested in being a paraprofessional, please contact the case manager Kathryn Lucido directly at kalucido1@cps.edu.
 
 
 
 
Job Opening for Nanny

A south suburban family is searching for a student in the College of Education to work as a nanny for their two-year-old son. Hours are from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm with a start date of September 12. Applicants must have prior experience working with toddlers and a passion for early childhood education, especially in the areas of language development and literacy. Other duties include light housekeeping, meal preparation, and providing homework help for their eleven-year-old son from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Pay is $65/day. Reliable transportation is required.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Maureen Crichlow at maureen1282@gmail.com.

 
 
 
 
Literacy Volunteer Opportunity

Little Village READS is a new literacy initiative that pairs reading tutors with 1st through 3rd grade students in the Little Village Community. All our students have been referred by their teachers for extra help outside the classroom, and they meet with tutors two days a week to work on building their reading skills. Tutors engage students in free reading, interactive games, and fun literacy activities.

If you are interested in being a tutor we would love to hear from you! This is a great opportunity to gain some hands on experience working with an amazing group of kids.

September – December 2016
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
** Tutors may come 1 day or all 4!
2:30-5:00pm

contact: Rachel Serra, 773-542-7617, rserra@eriehouse.org
address: 4225 W. 25th Street, Chicago, IL 60623

 
 
 
 
Kindergarten Aide Position

Hawthorn Scholastic Academy is hiring for a position that works closely with the kindergarten teacher(s) and students to support learning in the classroom, as well as lunch/recess supervision, clerical support, and any additional responsibilities as given by administration.

This position is paid at an hourly rate of $15, with no benefits included. We are looking for a candidate who is able to give Hawthorne a 1 year commitment. Throughout the school year we will work with you to develop your skill set, and provide opportunities for advancement. We are committed to preparing you to be as successful as possible.

Contact Jessica Plaza at jmplaza@cps.edu.

 
 
 
 
Military Families Scholarship Opportunity

Orent Law Offices is offering a $2,000.00 scholarship specifically for college students whose parents have served in the military. Prompt and submission information can be found online at: http://www.orentcriminallaw.com/scholarship/

 
 
 
 
Second Grade Reading Teacher Position

Leif Ericson Scholastic Academy is hiring a second grade reading teacher.  Send resumes to principal Leavelle Adams at labrams@cps.edu.