The College of Education offers professional development and test preparation workshops to enhance your credentials and build the skills you need to be successful.

Special Topic Workshops:

      So You Want to Run for Your School Board? - Prospective School Board Member Workshop

      • Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon, Eisenhower Co-Op, Crestwood, IL
      • For more information, click here.I

      Introduction to the WISC-V, KTEA-3, and Q-interactiveAssessments

       

      Endorsements on your Professional Educator License

      Looking to enhance your Illinois Professional Educator License with additional endorsements? GSU offers coursework to earn your:


      GRE Workshops

      Graduate Record Exam Test Preparation

      Acquire strategies in math, reading comprehension, writing, and verbal and quantitative skills to improve GRE scores using acclaimed Cambridge test preparation materials. Textbook, practice tests, and all course materials are included in the course fee.

      After completing the GRE prep course, you should:

      • Feel confident that you understand the requirements, scoring, and logistics of the GRE. 
      • Be able to recognize specific question types on the GRE. 
      • Know the skill sets that the GRE seeks to test.
      • Understand which math concepts are tested on the GRE. 
      • Have practiced and received feedback on actual GRE writing prompts.
      • Be able to evaluate your strengths and areas for improvement as you continue to prepare for the GRE. 

      Location: Governors State University
      Course Number: TBD please contact the School of Extended Learning for more information or 708.534.4099


      GRE Online Test Preparation

      For those who cannot visit our campus we offer an online course in partnership with The Princeton Review.

      • Students can visit the Princeton Review website and enroll in a GRE LiveOnline course of their choice: GRE LiveOnline 
      • During checkout, students can enter the promo code: GSUGRE.
      • Payment plans are available. Students can pay for their course in three payments.*

      *Please note-the cost of the online course is different than the course offered onsite at GSU.

      Teaching with Primary Sources

      If you are a K-12 educator looking for professional development with a uniquely personal touch that offers an innovative learning focus, we have just what you need. Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at Governors State University provides free professional development programs.

      Test of Academic Proficiency Workshops

      Test of Academic Proficiency (formerly Basic Skills Test)

      All teacher and school service personnel candidates in Illinois must pass the Test of Academic Proficiency to become licensed. This includes all initial and advanced licensure programs. GSU offers a series of workshops to assist candidates in preparing to take the TAP.

      Please download the corresponding form below, fill it out completely and return it to the College of Education.

       Registration Forms: 

      About the Test of Academic Proficiency

      A passing score on the TAP is a state requirement for all Illinois certification programs. The Test Preparation site was created to help teacher education students study for and pass the TAP. The Prep system is an interactive, web-based curriculum that contains content, examples, and questions for all three sub-areas of the test (Reading Comprehension, Language Arts, and Mathematics). The Prep site includes a Learning Survey, which is designed to assist you in identifying what areas are your strengths as well as the areas in which you still need to work.

      Note: The Illinois State Board of Education also has a computer-administered practice test called the Diagnostic Practice Test to help you determine if you are ready to take the TAP. It can be found at http://www.il.nesinc.com/

      Preparing for the TAP - Additional Resources

       There are several resources available to you:

      Other practice tests:

      Other helpful resources:

      Metroplitan Institute for Leadership in Education

      As an entity in the Governors State University’s College of Education, the Metropolitan Institute for Leadership in Education supports the leadership and executive development needs of senior education professionals in Southern Cook, Northern Kankakee, and Eastern Will County school districts.

      For more information and a list of workshops sponsored by MILE, click here.

      Contact Us
      Metropolitan Institute for Leadership in Education
      Director, Alicia McCray. Phone: 708.534.4015. Email: amccray@govst.edu