For four weeks in July, 11 Illinois State University College of Education students participated in the National Center for Urban Education’s (NCUE) Summer Teacher Education Partnership for Urban Preparation (STEP-UP) program.
The goal of the National Center for Urban Education (NCUE) is to continue Illinois State University’s rich history of teacher education through a focus on social justice and community-based partnerships.
After more than a year of bringing the community experience virtually to Illinois State University students and faculty, the National Center for Urban Education (NCUE), is transitioning back to in-person programming.
In 2006, the National Center for Urban Education (NCUE) began offering course redesign support for ISU faculty teaching courses for education majors.
On April 8, a year after the initial invitation, the Student Association for Bilingual Education (SABE) and the National Center for Urban Education (NCUE) welcomed best-selling author and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teacher Dr. Gregory Michie to deliver the keynote address for Bilingual Advocacy Week.
The National Center for Urban Education (NCUE) through the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP) partners with five communities in Chicago. The five neighborhoods are Albany Park, Auburn Gresham, East Garfield Park, Little Village, and Pilsen. In each neighborhood NCUE work with a community liaison from a community-based organization.
Since 2001, the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) has been fostering community revitalization through comprehensive community development strategies in seven southside neighborhoods in Chicago.
In the fall of 2014, Lizzy Carroll traveled up to Albany Park from the ISU campus with her special education class. Her day involved community experiences as well as clinical observations in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), her initial window into community-integrated teacher preparation that is the foundation of the National Center for Urban Education model.
ISU College of Education hosted their second annual Future Teacher Conference on November 13, 2020. The event was virtual this year, and 235 high school students from around the state participated. The Future Teacher Conference is an event for high school students who are interested in the field of education. The Future Teacher Conference gives
Housed in the College of Education, NCUE’s Step-Up program completed its 11th summer of preparing future educators from across the University to teach in urban settings.