College of Education
The College of Education experienced an outstanding year of achievements in 2017, working hard to shape inclusive, effective and transformational schools, workplaces and community organizations. Our current students and graduates are proof that the College of Education is producing counselors, licensed teachers and administrators with a commitment to serve their school districts and communities.
Below, please find a collection of highlights from 2017. To view all news, visit College of Education News.
Redesigned Teacher Preparation Programs Approved by Faculty
Innovative and comprehensive changes to the college’s undergraduate- and graduate-level initial teacher preparation programs have been approved by the faculty. The redesigned programs are scheduled for implementation in fall 2018.
New Library Information and Technology Leadership MA Begins Summer 2018
Applications are now being accepted for admission to the new Library Information and Technology Leadership graduate degree program. Licensed teachers can learn to become effective information technology leaders in diverse school environments and be eligible to add valuable endorsements to their Illinois teaching licenses.
Roosevelt Offers Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education at Harper College
Looking to make one of its four-year degrees even more accessible, Roosevelt now offers a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois.
In spring 2017, 100 percent of Roosevelt’s counseling interns’ site supervisors agreed or strongly agreed that the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling produces knowledgeable counselors who demonstrate clinical competence.
Over the same time period in spring 2017, Roosevelt’s elementary student teachers exceeded state and national total score averages on the edTPA performance assessment by approximately one point. Our early childhood student teachers exceeded the same averages by approximately three points.
Silver Buffalo Award Winner
Ken King, professor of elementary education, received the Silver Buffalo Award, the highest commendation given by the Boy Scouts of America for service to the organization. The award has been bestowed upon 15 U.S. presidents, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Golden Apple Foundation Award
For the third consecutive year, an alumnus of the Educational Leadership program won the Golden Apple Foundation’s prestigious Leadership Award for school principals. This year’s winner was Gregory Jones (MA, ’98), principal of Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago.
Advanced Graduate Program Growth
Strong partnerships with the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union produced 14 percent growth in our advanced graduate programs for counselors and licensed teachers and fueled an overall increase in college enrollment not seen in several years.
National Recognition for Teacher Preparation Programs
Roosevelt’s College of Education became the first provider of teacher preparation training in Illinois to be accredited by the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Roosevelt Approved to Provide Professional Development Support for Illinois Schools
A College of Education proposal to provide professional development support to Illinois schools was approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) as part of its IL-EMPOWER initiative.
Successful Year for Fundraising in 2017
On the heels of receiving its largest gift of $25 million last year, Roosevelt became the beneficiary of nearly $17 million in major gifts and grants during 2017, including a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Illinois Dual Language Teacher Leadership Program.
Education Faculty Receive 2017 Milestone Service Awards
The 2017 Employee Milestone Recognition Day celebrated the hard work, dedication and commitment of six College of Education employees with 10 or more years of service.
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In recognition of a culture that consistently advocates for positive change, Roosevelt University President Ali Malekzadeh rolled out the Presidential Awards for Social Justice, honoring the inaugural winners on Wednesday, March 27.
When graduating musical arts major Alex Fruin took the stage at the Auditorium Theatre, he delivered a speech that was inspired in part by the memory of his late older brother.
Eighteen undergraduates in Roosevelt University’s new McNair Scholars Program already have received bachelor’s degrees, with all but one accepted so far into graduate and PhD programs. Twenty-eight scholars who are currently in the program also are now doing summer research, including 10 who are engaged in projects away from home, mainly at Big 10 schools across the nation.