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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
Hannah Bohn (back) and sister 
Hannah Bohn (back) and sister 

Hannah Bohn
Hannah, a junior elementary education major, is spending the summer in Granada, Spain. She's taking courses to finish her Spanish endorsement (to complement the ESL endorsement she's also working toward) while spending time with her host family and traveling around Europe, of course! Hannah, who originally did not want to follow in her mother's footsteps by becoming an Education at Illinois graduate, now loves the College of Education and looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm with her sister, who will be a freshman in the College this fall. Hannah's longer-term goal of becoming an administrator (possible with a master's degree) was confirmed when she "partnered with [her] high school's administration" on projects such as college information nights, new-student orientations, and award ceremonies. Hannah reminds Education majors and minors to dress and act professionally within local educational settings. "It's never too early to impress a potential employer," she said.


Welcome Celebration for Education at Illinois Students
Friday, Aug. 19
1:30-2:30 p.m.
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 ...

Career and Professional Development

Immediate Openings for Teachers at Aqsa School
Aqsa School is a private, college preparatory school for preK-12 learners in Bridgeview, Illinois, with an all-girl enrollment in grades 6-12. The school is seeking junior high and high school teachers for the subjects of mathematics, science, English, and physical education. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in a related field, a Type 09 certificate in secondary education (preferred), an endorsement in the subject area (encouraged), and teaching experience (preferred). Interested applicants can email their résumés to Contact Principal Tammie Ismail at 708-598-2700 or for inquiries.     

St. Thomas More Seeking Full-Time Math Teacher
The High School of Saint Thomas More (STM) in Champaign is seeking a full-time teacher with a concentration in geometry for its Math department. The position will start Aug. 1. Interested candidates must complete a diocesan application and can email their résumés or inquiries to Principal Jason M. Schreder at STM opened in 2000 and is a comprehensive four-year high school with a college preparatory emphasis.  

Happenings and Deadlines
2017 College of Education Convocation

2017 College of Education Convocation
Seniors: The 2017 College of Education Convocation will be held Saturday, May 13, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Huff Hall. Tickets will not be required for the ceremony. We hope this early alert will facilitate graduation planning for you and your family. Learn more ...

The campuswide commencement ceremony will take place May 13 at 9:30 a.m. The location will be announced at a later date.


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