The Division of Education presents public information sessions for individuals who want to know more about the MAT in Urban Teacher Education program. Please join us! Click here to see a schedule of upcoming dates. For more information call 708. 235.2822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we do not need you to reserve a seat for the information sessions. We'll be happy to speak with you and we look forward to your visit to GSU. Why not bring a friend? If you would like to have your transcripts evaluated, please bring copies with you to the information meeting.
NEW! info session schedule (for 2013-2014 program year)
The Application deadline for next year's program is December 1, 2013.
This venture is a response to local community needs in South Cook and Northeast Will counties. The need for an alternative route to teacher certification has become evident as we jointly examined data concerning the staffing of schools in the region. The partner districts and the university believe that this program addresses needs for several reasons:
- A majority of the program participants are geographically connected to the South Suburbs.
- The program explicitly addresses teaching in culturally and socially diverse settings.
- Districts and participants form relationships that will persist after completion of the program.
- Research suggests that a strong mentoring component, such as the one this program will provide, is an important factor is helping individuals to persist in the teaching profession.
Click here to contact an advisor for the Alternative Certification program .
Program Director: Vickie Person
Program Recruitment Coordinator and Advisor: Ms. Eileen Lally