The National Center for Urban Education (NCUE), a unit of the College of Education, serves the Illinois State University community by providing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to deepen their understanding of culturally relevant and restorative practices both in and out of the classroom.
On August 24, 2021, the National Center for Urban Education (NCUE) had the pleasure of hosting the first Taste of ISU event with future Redbird educators from the recently launched program Teach Chicago Tomorrow (TCT). It was a wonderful day full of new experiences for first-year students: meeting new people and learning more about ISU and its community partners, schools, faculty, and staff.
Illinois State University’s College of Education hosted its third annual Future Teacher Conference (FTCON) in person. Following CDC and the University’s health guidelines, over 800 high school students and 100 education personnel from over 30 Illinois school districts participated in various workshops throughout the day.
The National Center for Urban Education (NCUE) in Chicago works directly with Illinois State University faculty to offer students a firsthand look at culturally responsive practices through urban education and community experiences. This 15-year-old program directly relates to ISU’s comprehensive plan to promote equity, inclusion, and anti-racism by supporting and promoting discourse aligned with campus values of diversity and inclusion. This fall semester, 25 course sections have participated in NCUE clinical experiences virtually with one participating in person with the hope of moving to more in-person visits as clinical experiences return to K-12 classrooms.
In each issue Redbird Impact highlights an Illinois State faculty or staff member who exemplifies the University’s core value of civic engagement. The fall 2021 Campus Hero is Dr. Becky Beucher, an assistant professor of secondary literacy education in the College of Education.
Clara Barton Elementary School special education teacher Lizzy Carroll ‘17’s community outreach through her nonprofit, Lead With Love, is making a big difference in the Englewood and Auburn-Gresham communities in Chicago.
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.
llinois faces a dire teacher shortage with 4,500 open education positions across the state. Your Redbirds are rising to meet the challenge.