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The Update from Education at Illinois

The Update is a student newsletter for undergraduate
majors and minors in the College of Education at Illinois.

Student Spotlight
 Tea Lojanica
 Tea Lojanica

Tea Lojanica
Tea, a junior history major with four minors including secondary education and Eurasian studies, has always loved history and telling "everyone and anyone about random things" from a young age. She plans to do this with future students, incorporating live-action lessons into her teaching. Tea feels her EPS and EPSY professors have been "engaging and personal with their students," making their classes worthwhile. She recommends Education students "don't teach because you think it will be an easy career," but rather, if you have a Federal work-study award, consider America Reads/America Counts to experience how you move and work in a classroom and interact with different types of students.


Welcome Celebration for Students
Friday, Aug. 19; 1:30-2:30 p.m.
West Lawn of Education Building
New and returning students are invited to the Education at Illinois Welcome Celebration. Catch up with classmates, socialize with faculty and staff members of the College, and help welcome the incoming freshmen and transfer students. Learn more ...

Illinois Abroad Day
Wednesday, Aug. 31; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Main Quad and Colleges on Campus
Discover how studying abroad can enrich your college experience, help you begin a dream career, and allow you to create connections with individuals and places worldwide. Study abroad professionals—including ones from the College of Education—will be available to chat with on the Main Quad, and program-specific information will be accessible to students at various colleges on campus. Learn more ...

Career and Professional Development

Champaign Park District Now Hiring
The Champaign Park District is currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Champaign-Urbana special recreation inclusion assistants
  • Champaign-Urbana special recreation after-school leaders
  • Preschool instructors
  • After-school directors

Call 217-819-3840 or email for more information.

Tutors Needed for TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Academy
The TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Academy, a pre-college program that assists high school students in the Champaign-Urbana and Rantoul areas, is seeking individuals who can successfully help students improve academic performance and provide tutoring and mentoring. A large number of these students come from underserved and under-resourced backgrounds, so selected individuals must have a deep commitment to working with these populations. Learn more about the academy and how to apply.

Lane Tech High School Seeking Math Educators
Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago is hiring math teachers for the 2016-17 academic year. Assistant Principal Christine Gonzales will be scheduling interviews with candidates as soon as possible. Interested educators can contact Gonzales at 773-534-5651 or via email at  

Happenings and Deadlines

Express Advising Hours Available in Student Academic Affairs Office
Service Available During First 10 Days of Fall Semester
In an effort to serve the most Education majors possible during the first two weeks of classes, advisers in the Student Academic Affairs Office will hold express advising sessions that will be brief, especially during busy times of the day. Dr. Lori Davis will hold hours in Lincoln Hall for Education minors. Learn more ...

Flu Shots Available at College of Education
Thursday, Oct. 13; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The influenza vaccine will be available in the north lobby of the Education building on Oct. 13 to all Illinois students who have paid their health service fee. Please bring your University ID card at the time of service. Learn more...


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