Student Resources

Academic Advisors

Jennifer DeLago

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Jennifer DeLago is the Coordinator of Advising and Registration at the College of Education.  Born and raised in Chicago, she has worked in the College of Education for 15 years as an academic advisor by being an advocate for students that positively impacts student learning.  Contact her at jenny@uic.edu.

 

Whitney Spencer

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Whitney Spencer is the College's newest advisor and hails from Kentucky. She is a two time alum of the University of Louisville (Go Cards!) and a new resident to the city of Chicago. She work with undergraduate Education students majoring in both Urban Education and Human Development and Learning and enjoys working with COE students because of the passion they show for social justice and being the best possible educator's of tomorrow.  Contact her at whitneys@uic.edu.
 

Ana Valenta

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Ana Valenta has worked at the College for more than 11 years.  She work with MEd programs focusing on admission, graduation, the logistics of navigating UIC, processing paperwork and assisting students with registration.  She enjoys helping student through the journey of graduate school and reach the goal of graduation from the program.  Ana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Anthropology and an MEd Instructional Leadership degree from the College of Education with a concentration in Educational Studies.  Contact her at agarci5@uic.edu.

Elise Wilson

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Elise A. Wilson, M.Div., is Doctoral Programs Advisor in the College of Education, Office of Student Services (OSS), where she directs and coordinates activities related to admissions and program management.   She has worked in this position for over seven years.  However, Elise has served the College of Education for over 10 years; prior to joining OSS, she worked as Assistant to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  What she enjoys most about her current position is that it gives her the opportunity to facilitate students achieving their academic dreams and goals.  Elise received her undergraduate degree in Social Studies from Roosevelt University, her Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Services, from Roosevelt University and her Master of Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary.  Contact her at elise@uic.edu.

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Dates and Deadlines

Dates and deadlines listed by degree level:
Undergraduate
Masters
Doctoral

All dates and deadlines:

March 15, 2017

ED 330: Permit to register for Fall 2017
Applies to undergraduate students in secondary education programs
More information:  https://cte.uic.edu/for-students-and-teacher-candidates/

ED 432: Permit to register for Fall 2017
Applies to graduate students in secondary education programs
More information:  https://cte.uic.edu/for-students-and-teacher-candidates/

March 16, 2017

Health & Legal Seminar
Applies to current secondary education student-teachers
More information:  https://cte.uic.edu/dates-to-remember/

March 18, 2017

Last day to submit defended and approved thesis/dissertation to the Graduate College for Spring 2017 graduation.

May 1, 2017

Content test deadline for students seeking candidacy in Fall 2017.  Scores must be submitted to the Office of Student Services.

May 6, 2017

Last day for the Graduate College to receive certificates of approval for the Professional Doctorate Project (Capstone for EDD students).

May 15, 2017

Candidacy application deadline for students seeking approval for Fall 2017
Applies to undergraduate students in secondary education programs
More information:  https://cte.uic.edu/for-students-and-teacher-candidates/

Undergraduate Dates and Deadlines

March 15, 2017

ED 330: Permit to register for Fall 2017
Applies to undergraduate students in secondary education programs
More information:  https://cte.uic.edu/for-students-and-teacher-candidates/

May 1, 2017

Content test deadline for students seeking candidacy in Fall 2017.  Scores must be submitted to the Office of Student Services.

May 15, 2017

Candidacy application deadline for students seeking approval for Fall 2017
Applies to undergraduate students in secondary education programs
More information:  https://cte.uic.edu/for-students-and-teacher-candidates/

Masters Dates and Deadlines

February 1, 2017

Student teaching application for Fall 2017 placement
Applies to all graduate teacher education programs
More information:  http://apply.cte.uic.edu/

March 15, 2017

ED 432: Permit to register for Fall 2017
Applies to graduate students in secondary education programs
More information:  https://cte.uic.edu/for-students-and-teacher-candidates/

March 16, 2017

Health & Legal Seminar
Applies to current secondary education student-teachers
More information:  https://cte.uic.edu/dates-to-remember/

Doctoral Dates and Deadlines

March 18, 2017

Last day to submit defended and approved thesis/dissertation to the Graduation College for Spring 2017 graduation.

May 6, 2017

Last day for the Graduate College to receive certificates of approval for the Professional Doctorate Project (Capstone for EDD students).

Events

September 22

Explore @ 4:  Special Education
An exploratory career series covering the basic information and career highlights of different education and social justice-oriented careers.  This first program features Michelle Parker-Katz, PhD, professor of special education, and alumni of the MEd Special Education program.

When:  4 p.m.
Where:  The Commons (ETMSW 3233)

October 6

#Hashtag Talk:  Restorative Justice
An interactive event for undergraduate students focused restorative justice.  No RSVP required, and food will be served.

When:  12 p.m.
Where:  ETMSW 3233

Explore @ 4:  Early Childhood Education
An exploratory career series covering the basic information and career highlights of different education and social justice-oriented careers.  This second program features Catherine Main, senior lecturer and program coordinator of the MEd Early Childhood Educatin program.

When:  4 p.m.
Where:  The Commons (ETMSW 3233)

October 11

#Hashtag Talk:  Education & Social Justice
An interactive event for undergraduate students focused on education and social justice, with speaker Dr. Eve Ewing.  No RSVP required, and food will be served.

When:  12 p.m.
Where:  ETMSW 3233

October 18

CPS Application Meeting & Academic Advising
A meeting for seniors in the BA Urban Education - Elementary Education program (Blue Cohort) on completing the CPS student-teaching application.

When:  12 - 1 p.m.
Where:  ETL Lab - 2027

October 20

Explore @ 4:  Social Justice
An exploratory career series covering the basic information and career highlights of different education and social justice-oriented careers.  Speaker TBD.

When:  4 p.m.
Where:  The Commons (ETMSW 3233)

October 25

CPS Application Meeting & Academic Advising
A meeting for seniors in the BA Urban Education - Elementary Education program (Red Cohort) on completing the CPS student-teaching application.

When:  12 - 1 p.m.
Where:  ETL Lab - 2027

October 26

Candidacy Info Session #1
A meeting for sophomores in the BA Urban Education - Elementary Education program who are seeking to enter candidacy.

When:  4 p.m.
Where:  ETMSW 3427

November 1

#Hashtag Talk:  2016 Election
An interactive event for undergraduate students focused on the 2016 election.  No RSVP required, and food will be served.

When:  12 p.m.
Where:  ETMSW 3233

November 10

Explore @ 4:  Social Work
An exploratory career series covering the basic information and career highlights of different education and social justice-oriented careers.  This final program features Edward Potts, assistant dean for admissions and financial aid, Jane Addams College of Social Work.

When:  4 p.m.
Where:  The Commons (ETMSW 3233)

November 17

#Hashtag Talk:  Student Choice
An interactive event for undergraduate students, with the topic chosn by students.  No RSVP required, and food will be served.

When:  3 p.m.
Where:  ETMSW 3233

February 1, 2017

Candidacy Info Session #2
A meeting for sophomores in the BA Urban Education - Elementary Education program who are seeking to enter candidacy.

When:  4 p.m.
Where:  ETMSW 3427

March 1, 2017

Candidacy Info Session #3
A meeting for sophomores in the BA Urban Education - Elementary Education program who are seeking to enter candidacy.

When:  4 p.m.
Where:  ETMSW 3427

April 5, 2017

Candidacy Info Session #4
A meeting for sophomores in the BA Urban Education - Elementary Education program who are seeking to enter candidacy.

When:  4 p.m.
Where:  ETMSW 3427

April 10, 2017

CTE Student-Teaching Application Meeting
A meeting for juniors in the BA Urban Education - Elementary Education program (Green Cohort) on completing the Council on Teacher Education student-teaching application.

When:  12 - 1 p.m.
Where:  ETL Lab - 2027

April 11, 2017

CTE Student-Teaching Application Meeting
A meeting for juniors in the BA Urban Education - Elementary Education program (Yellow Cohort) on completing the Council on Teacher Education student-teaching application.

When:  12 - 1 p.m.
Where:  ETL Lab - 2027

Academic Resources

Undergraduate Four-Year Plans

BA Urban Education - Elementary Education

BA Human Development and Learning

Handbooks

Core Curriculum Handbook for Undergraduates

Master of Education Student Handbook

Doctoral Student Handbook for students admitted Fall 2013 and onward.

Doctoral Student Handbook for students admitted Summer 2013 or previous term.

Advising Guides

Undergraduate

BA Urban Education: Elementary Education

BA Human Development and Learning

Masters Programs

MEd Early Childhood Education - Strand A | Strand B

MEd Educational Studies

MEd Literacy, Language & Culture

MEd MESA

MEd MESA Online

MEd Policy Studies

MEd Science Education - Strand A 1-Year Program | Strand A 2-Year Program | Strand B

MEd Special Education - Strand A | Strand B | Strand C

MEd Youth Development - Applied Strand | Thesis Strand

Doctoral Programs - Fall 2013 Admits Onward

PhD Educational Psychology

PhD Curriculum Studies

PhD Literacy, Language & Culture

PhD Math and Science Education

Policy Studies in Urban Education - Educational Organization & Leadership

PhD Policy Studies in Urban Education - Social Foundations of Education

PhD Special Education

EdD Urban Education Leadership

Doctoral Programs - Admits Prior to Fall 2013

PhD Educational Psychology

PhD Curriculum Studies

PhD Literacy, Language & Culture

PhD Policy Studies in Urban Education - Educational Organization & Leadership

PhD Policy Studies in Urban Education - Social Foundations of Education
-Fall 2010-Summer 2013 Admits
-All admits prior to Fall 2010

PhD Special Education

EdD Urban Education Leadership

Forms

Undergraduate Forms

Undergraduate Student Petition

Change Advisor

Late Drop Petition

Course Overload Petition (to register for more than 18 hours in Fall/Spring or more than 12 hours in the summer)

Petition to Repeat a Course

Independent Study

Graduate and Doctoral Forms

Change of Advisor

Change of Strand

Course Waiver (MEd)

Course Waiver (Doctoral)

Independent Study

Name or Address Change (Internal use only)

If you need to change your address with the University or the Council on Teacher Education, please submit you new information to those offices also)

Research Project Form (authorization to enroll in College of Education 593 courses)

Written Examination Report

Policies and Procedures

Procedure for Resolving Programmatic or Curricular Student Complaint (under revision, will post changes when approved)

The procedure for resolving a programmatic or curricular student complaint within the College of Education.

Undergraduate Student Course Overload Petition Policy

The course overload petition policy covers the requirements for an undergraduate student if they want to take more than 18 hours during a semester.

Student Life Resources

Academic Resources

Academic Support Services

UIC offers extensive academic and student support services, through which students meet mentors, receive help with classes and connect with friends.

Council on Teacher Education

The UIC Council on Teacher Education (CTE) helps students navigate their way to teacher, school service personnel or administrative licensure in the State of Illinois.

SPEDUCATORS

A community for MEd Special Education students to network, pursue career opportunities and engage socially.


Academic and Student Life Resource Centers

CHANCE/CLC

The Counseling Help and Assistance Necessary for a College Education program provides access to Academic Skill Builders courses, tutoring services, peer-to-peer mentors and specialized seminars and workshops.

UIC Writing Center

The UIC Writing Center provides peer tutoring in order to improve student writing campus-wide.

Academic Center for Excellence

The Academic Center for Excellence provides academic counseling, courses in reading, writing, vocabulary, and study skills, computer-assisted instruction and student strategy workshops to all students.

TRIO-Academic Support Program

TRIO provides academic support, services, and counseling.

Tutorium in Intensive English

The Tutorium in Intensive English offers superior instruction in English as a Second Language.

African American Cultural Center

The African American Cultural Center supports the academic and diversity missions of the University by engaging campus and community partners in innovative cultural, social, and scholarly activities.

Asian American Resource and Cultural Center

The Asian American Resource and Cultural Center offers social, cultural, and educational programs that promote knowledge of and foster engagement with issues relating to Asian Americans and Asian American studies.

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center facilitates access for students through consultation with faculty and campus departments, and the provision of reasonable accommodations.

Gender and Sexuality Center

The Gender and Sexuality Center provides and facilitates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally education, outreach, research, and support in order to create  a more equitable and inclusive community.

Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Center (LARES)

The Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Center empowers student by providing personal growth and educational opportunities to prepare leaders who contribute towards cultural and social advancement of the Latino community.

Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center

The Latino Cultural Center identifies, creates, and promotes opportunities to sustain and nourish academic, personal and professional growth, deepen the understanding of Latino cultures and issues, and build intercultural skills and collaborations for positive social change.

Native American Support Program

The Native American Support Program strives to increase the enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of Native American Students.

Women’s Leadership and Resource Center

The Women’s Leadership and Resource Center provides individual consultation on issues such as sexual harassment and sexual assault.

CampusCare

CampusCare is the self-funded health benefits student program of UIC.

Counseling Services

The UIC Counseling Center provides individual and group therapy and counseling, crisis intervention, assessment and referrals to facilitate the cognitive, emotional and social development of students so that they may optimally reach their academic goals.

African American Academic Network

The African American Academic Network works to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of African American students as well as establishing an inclusive and supportive campus environment.

Office of Student Veteran Affairs

The Office of Student Veteran Affairs assists student veterans as they make the transition to the campus life.  The office functions as an advocate for veterans and their needs as they enroll and graduate from UIC.

Academic Calendar

As calendar dates are subject to change, please only reference the official UIC Academic Calendar.

Fall 2015-Summer 2016

Fall 2016-Summer 2017

Fall 2017-Summer 2018

Fall 2018-Summer 2019

Career Services

A wide range of career services resources are available to current students in the College.

Student teaching
Access resources from the Council on Teacher Education

Resume, cover letter, and interview preparation
Stephanie Birk, assistant director of Career Services, is your point person within the Office of Career Services for any assistance and counseling as you prepare to enter the job market. Contact here at sbirk@uic.edu.

Licensure
The Council on Teacher education provides test study guides and strategy guides for completing Illinois State Board of Education licensure.

Employment opportunities for current students
The Office of Career Services provides a job board for current students for use through six months following graduation.

Employment opportunities for alumni
The University of Illinois Alumni Association provides a job board for all alumni. The College is also working on developing its own internal job board; check back here for updates.

Graduation

The Spring 2016 Commencement ceremony for the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago will be held in the UIC Pavilion on Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

The College of Education will grant the BA, MEd, PhD and EdD degrees to graduates who have completed their programs during the Spring 2016 semester and students who graduated in the Summer and Fall 2015 semesters who did not attend the Fall 2015 Commencement ceremony.  Master of Education graduates:  please RSVP using the form below.

Instructions for ceremony participants (by degree being earned):

More information on Commencement

Commons TV Instructions

Students seeking to connect their laptop or mobile device to the Commons TV should use these instructions:

Android phones and tablets

Apple Macbooks

iPads, iPods and iPhones (AirPlay Mirroring)

Windows laptops

Intercollege Transfer

UIC students interested in transferring into College of Education undergraduate programs are encouraged to sign up for an information session about the transfer proces.  Dates include:

Tuesday, September 15, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 4, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 8, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 18, 12 - 1 p.m.

All info sessions take place at the UIC College of Education, 1040 West Harrison Street, ETMSW Room 3427.  RSVP using the form below.

If you cannot attend an information session, contact Rodney Matthews, undergraduate academic advisor, at rodneym@uic.edu.  In addition, consult this guide for basic transfer details.

Sign up for an information session using the form below: