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Professor Karen Westberg featured on Wandering Educators

Karen Westbwerg featured on Wandering Educators.

Karen Westberg, Ph.D. of our Special Education and Gifted Education department was recently featured on Wandering Educators, a blog and resource guide for educators who travel. She discussed the myriad ways a degree in Gifted, Creative and Talented Education can benefit teachers working abroad. Read more on the Wandering Educators website, or watch Karen's interview!

CELC News Highlights

  • Study abroad in China and South Korea

    January 22, 2015

    Take CIED 507: Comparative Foundations of Education abroad in China and South Korea!

    This course is designed to explore and compare the different approaches to education in China, South Korea and the United States. Students will immerse themselves in the school environments to develop their own views on the opportunities and challenges of the educational systems, with the aim to enrich their own teaching activities and learning environments in the United States. Teacher Education undergraduate and graduate students can substitute the following courses with this course: EDUC210, TEGR510, CIED505.

    This opportunity is open to all graduate and undergraduate students. Students at College of Education, Leadership and Counseling have first priority.

    Learn more about the program, or visit the St. Thomas study abroad site to apply. For more information, contact Candace Chou at ccchou@stthomas.edu.

  • CUE Program Accepting Applications

    January 16, 2015

    The Collaborative Urban Educator (CUE) Program is a public/private partnership between the University of St. Thomas and the state of Minnesota offering a graduate level teacher licensure program through a state grant. CUE is dedicated to bringing people from underrepresented populations, ethnic, cultural, linguistic and other unique urban backgrounds into specific high need license areas in the teaching profession. The program is contingent on continued state funding of this program. This is a licensure-only program at the graduate level. Upon completion of licensure coursework you may transfer to a Master’s program for further coursework at your expense.

    Applications for this program are due April 15, 2015 and should be submitted to:

    Jeanne Mortinson, CUE Program Director
    University of St. Thomas
    1000 LaSalle Ave
    MOH 217
    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    To Be Considered for the CUE Program an applicant:

    • Has experience working with K-12 children from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic communities in urban or urban like settings
    • Interested in earning a teaching license in either Special Education or English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • Has a college degree from a regionally accredited institution in the US.
    • For degrees from outside the US, you need a transcript reviewed by an accredited evaluation service showing the US equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree.
    • Has a GPA of at least 2.75 for unconditional acceptance.
    • Includes two letters of recommendation: one from a professional colleague and one from a supervisor in a work setting. The recommendations should give evidence of successful work with K-12 children from diverse communities in urban and urban like settings and evidence of skills that supports what successful skills teachers need in their profession.
    • Is invited to an interview for the program


    Important Documents

  • A Welcome Message from President Sullivan

    August 28, 2014

    Watch as President Sullivan welcomes students back to a new year!

  • New scholarship offered for Public Safety and Law Enforcement leaders

    July 14, 2014

    The College of Education, Leadership, and Counseling is now offering incoming masters students in Public Safety & Law Enforcement Leadership (PSLEL) in each cohort the opportunity to apply for a scholarship. The award, known as the Mikulay Scholarship, provides up to $5,000 in tuition annually. There will be one scholarship awarded for each masters’ cohort.

    Learn more about how to apply for the scholarship: Mikulay/Misencik Scholarship for Public Safety and Law Enforcement Leaders

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