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Urban Education: Student Teaching in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline Extended for Some ACM Off-Campus Study Programs

Published: March 17, 2011

ACM has extended the application deadline for several Summer 2011 and Fall 2011 off-campus study programs:

Summer 2011

Fall 2011

Students interested in applying for any of these programs should contact the ACM office immediately, and can start the application process at www.acm.edu/apply

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Becky Provencher I am glad that I did the ACM Urban Education Program, because it helped to prepare me for teaching in an urban school. I know that after I did my student teaching in Chicago, I was ready to teach anywhere, but it would have been a very difficult transition for me to go from doing my student teaching in a small town to teaching in Chicago. I was placed in a progressive, bilingual school for my student teaching, where I am still teaching today. I was well-supported by the Urban Ed staff throughout my student teaching, with frequent observations and feedback, opportunities to problem solve with other student teachers and my supervisor, and seminars/workshops with experts in the field. I am still in contact with a number of Urban Ed alums (both personally and professionally), many of whom didn't student teach at the same time as me.

—Becky Provencher, Urban Education, Spring 2004, Kindergarten teacher at Telpochcalli Elementary School

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