Students from Richards Career Academy in Chicago had a chance to explore the Illinois State campus thanks to a partnership between their teacher, Colleen Burger and the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline .

Closing the two-hour gap between Chicago and Normal

Instructional Assistant Professor Kira Hamann and her urban teacher preparation students recently welcomed 30 junior and seniors from Richards Career Academy on Chicago's South Side.
The 2013 STEP-UP class takes a on the shores of Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago

Students share Chicago Pipeline experiences at national education conference

Now in its 10th year, Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline offers teacher education majors immersive experiences in the city's neighborhoods of Auburn-Gresham, Albany Park, and Little Village.