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  • Serve

    How did we spend our summer vacations? By serving others

    We asked our faculty and students to tell us what they did over the summer, but to keep this quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in mind: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”
  • Dr. Brown: His research helps children reach their potential

    Professor Steve Brown doesn’t want his research on vocational psychology to just sit unread in an academic journal. He wants people to use it so that they can help others.
  • Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology

    Dr. Anita Thomas, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, has been named a participant for the 2014-2015 APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology. ...
  • 4th Annual CTPP Summer Mentor Institute for CPS teachers

    Loyola is one of four local universities taking part in the Chicago Teacher Partnership Program (CTPP), a 5-year grant project designed to prepare highly qualified teacher candidates and to support mentor teachers with professional development and other resources.
  • Dean Dantley Takes Leadership Role in AERA

    Dr. Michael Dantley, School of Education Dean and Professor, has been elected the Vice President of Division A: Administration, Organization and Leadership of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for the next three years, beginning the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Day on the Hill

    Dean Michael Dantley, Associate Dean Anita Thomas, Dr. Anne Marie Ryan, program chair for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Lara Smetana of Teaching and Learning, and Dr. Marla Israel of Administration and Supervision accompanied Phil Hale, Vice President of Government Affairs for a Capitol hill visits as part of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education “Day on the Hill” activities. ...
  • Sierra Magazine - Top Ten Coolest Schools

    Loyola was recently recognized by Sierra Magazine for our sustainability initiatives as part of their annual list. This data was taken directly from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) report that Dr. Tavis Jules and his students played a major role in the project.
  • School of Education Commencement 2014

    Graduates at this year’s commencement were given a challenge by Professor Grant (Med ’62) –“ It is the challenge(s) that awaits you as educators and my love for the City about which Carl Sandburg writes “Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive… and strong…” that I want to direct my remark and ask: What ‘verse’ will you contributed to your students’ education and lives." Click on the title for links to Professor Grant's bio, the full text‌ of his speech, and to view pictures of the SOE commencement.
  • Education

    Getting Serious about Education: Culturally Relevant Teaching for New Century St

    Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison, presents "Getting Serious about Education: Culturally Relevant Teaching for New Century Students," part of the John M. Wozniak Lecture Series at Loyola University Chicago.
  • Graduate Initial Teacher Preparation Programs

    Elementary, Secondary and Special Education programs begin Summer 2014
  • Dr. Shriberg: His research seeks ways to reduce school bullying

    Professor David Shriberg, who worked as a school psychologist for three years, sees bullying as a major social justice issue. He’s doing everything he can to stop it.
  • Community of Scholars – Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Our 16th annual Research Symposium was an opportunity for students and faculty to showcase their research with the Loyola community. The Keynote Speaker was Dr. David Stovall, Associate Professor of Education Policy Studies and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Abi Wilberding – Secondary Education Teacher Candidate

    Watch Abi Wilberding discuss her hands-on learning experiences as a graduate student in Teacher Preparation
  • Loyola, Senn partnership proving to be a win-win for all

    When a partnership between Loyola and Senn High School began in May 2012, the plan was two-fold: to help develop Senn into a quality neighborhood school and to create a wall-to-wall International Baccalaureate program there. Less than two years later, that partnership has proven much more fruitful than the initial goals.
  • Whitney Smurr earns President's Medallion

    Whitney Smurr’s passion for learning and teaching others makes her an easy choice for a President’s Medallion. Outside the classroom, Smurr goes above and beyond as well. She’s the vice president of the Agape Christian Fellowship and a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.
  • Dr. Golomb: Early Childhood Expert Returns to Her Roots

    Chicago native Lynne Rooth Golomb earned her doctoral degree at Loyola and went on to develop the School of Education’s new Ed.D program for school psychology.
  • Anita Thomas, PhD – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research

    Beginning spring semester 2014, Dr. Anita Thomas will assume the role of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research for the School of Education. Click the title for more details.
  • Center for Catholic School Effectiveness - Celebrating 10 Years

    What do several countries, scores of dioceses, hundreds of Catholic schools, and thousands of Catholic school teachers have in common? They’ve all worked with the faculty and staff of the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness (CCSE) over the last 10 years. Click the title for more details.
  • Teacher Preparation Programs Receive Unconditional Recognition from International Baccalaureate Organization

    The School of Education received exciting news from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) examiners that its undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher preparation were being unanimously recommended for unconditional recognition with commendations (subject to legal agreements). This recognition will enable future graduates of our elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs the option of teaching in IB schools in the U.S. and worldwide. . . .
  • Susana Villagomez: Role Model and an Inspiration to Students

    Susana Villagomez knows the meaning of hard work. In addition to her job as a high school psychologist, Villagomez is also in Loyola’s new doctoral program in school psychology.
  • Our Dean on the First Day of School

    As the dean of Loyola’s School of Education, Michael Dantley knows the value of a safe learning environment. That’s why he helped students Monday along a Safe Passage route outside McCutcheon Elementary School in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.
  • Terri Pigott, PhD – Associate Dean for Academic Programs

    As of July 1, 2013 Dr. Therese (Terri) Pigott assumes full responsibility as the Associate Dean for Academic Services in the School of Education. Dr. Pigott teaches courses on research methodology, statistics, meta-analysis and hierarchical linear modeling. She joined Loyola in 1998 as faculty in the Research Methods program and was promoted to full professor in 2011.
  • Undergraduate Teacher Preparation

    Beginning fall 2013, SOE teacher candidates will be part of an innovative program that redesigns the way future teachers are prepared. Faculty and candidates are on-site together, visiting schools, and communities, from the freshman year forward.    
  • 2013 Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching: David Shriberg, Ph.D.

    This annual award seeks to recognize, encourage, and reward outstanding teaching within the School of Education of Loyola University Chicago. The Faculty Awards committee is pleased to award the 2013 School of Education Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching to Dr. David Shriberg, faculty member in the School Psychology Program.
  • 2013 Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Research: John Dugan, Ph.D.

    This annual award seeks to recognize, encourage, and reward outstanding scholarship within the School of Education of Loyola University Chicago. The Faculty Awards committee is pleased to award the 2013 School of Education Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Research to Dr. John Dugan, faculty member in the Higher Education Program.
  • CPELL Partners Featured Videos

    In March 2013, Chicagoland Partners for English Language Learners (CPELL) unveiled their new website. The CPELL team--Dr. Marla Israel, Dr. Elizabeth Vera, Dr. Amy Heineke, and Nancy Goldberger--invite you to visit the new site and learn more about the program. A highlight of the site are short videos featuring partner school districts. Dr. Frances McTague, superintendent of Skokie school District 68, for example, shares her thoughts on being a new partner in the program and viability of CPELL in suburban schools. These videos provide a glimpse of the impact CPELL is making in their classrooms, districts, and communities from the perspective of our valued partners.
  • Ed.D. Doctoral Principal Preparation Program - Fall 2013 CPS 2nd Cohort

    The Ed.D Doctoral Principal Preparation Program is admitting its second cohort for Fall 2013. CPS Assistant Principals and Teacher Leaders interested in becoming a CPS Principal may apply until July 1, 2013.

    This exciting program leads to CPS Principal eligibility within the first year. This unique program features 3 years of leadership coaching, CPS Principal eligibility, Superintendent licensure and all requirements for completing the doctorate. Learn more at our Open House on May 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Click for program details

  • Early Childhood Special Education Program Awarded $1.25 million U.S. Department of Education Grant

    Adam Kennedy and Kimberly Thier, faculty in The School of Education, were awarded a $1.25 million grant to improve the training of early childhood educators to provide services for young children with special needs and their families.
  • English Language Learners Cohort

    The second cohort at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills will begin Fall 2013 in an M.ED. in English Language Teaching and Learning program or English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement on current Illinois teaching certificates.
  • International Higher Education MEd Cohort Fall 2013

    The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies and Higher Education programs at Loyola University Chicago are launching the second International Higher Education MEd cohort to begin Fall 2013.
  • Ed.D. in School Psychology Begins Fall 2013

    The Ed.D. in School Psychology is designed for practicing school psychologists who view themselves as leaders for social justice and wish to advance their careers through the pursuit of a targeted doctoral degree. The Ed.D. Program will accept applicants who already hold a valid Type 73 School Psychologist Certification in Illinois or have been nationally certified by National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
  • New Educational Specialist Degree in Clinical Mental Health

    The Ed.S. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares professionals who are knowledgeable about cultural influences on human development and who can meet client concerns from diverse cultural perspectives. A central goal of the program is to prepare culturally sensitive practitioners who, regardless of the setting, base their practices on scholarly inquiry. Applications for fall 2013 are still being accepted and will be considered based on space availability.
  • Perspective of a Graduate Student

    Amy Derringer, current master degree student in the Higher Education program, shares her experiences and insights.
  • Dr. Gina Coffee – Promoting Wellness in Children and Adolescents

    As a school psychologist, Dr. Coffee’s research program is driven by effective collaboration with schools, families, and communities to promote wellness in children and adolescents. Within this broad program of research, Dr. Coffee’s work follows two focused strands: the study of assessment and intervention practices within multi-tiered systems of supports in schools and the prevention of sex-risk behaviors among adolescents.
  • “Education in Small States: Fragility, Vulnerabilities and Strengths”

    In collaboration with past and current masters and doctoral students in the Cultural Educational and Policy Studies (CEPS) program together with Andrew Shiotani, (ABD, Teachers College University and Managing Editor and the Center for Comparative Education successfully undertaken and executed the leadership of a full Special Issue on “Education in Small States: Fragility, Vulnerabilities and Strengths” for Current Issues in Comparative and International Education (CICE) Journal.
  • Acting Dean of the School of Education

    Terry E. Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Higher Education, was appointed Acting Dean of the School of Education effective January 1, 2013 until a new dean is appointed.

    Professionalism in the Service of Social Justice

    Dr. David Shriberg, Assistant Professor in Loyola University Chicago's School of Education, discusses the function of the conceptual framework and explains its foundation in social justice.
  • Principal Preparation Program Approved

    The School of Education (SOE) is one of four approved providers chosen by the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to be part of the Chicago Leadership Collaborative.
  • David Prasse, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic & Faculty Resources

    Beginning January 1, 2013, Dr. Prasse will assume the role of Vice-Provost of Academic and Faculty Resources. Dr. Prasse has led the School of Education as dean since 2004.
  • Profile

    Juan Bottia

    Juan Bottia was inspired by his Loyola professors to go the distance in his own classroom. Find out how he is making a difference in the lives of his bilingual education students.
  • 2013 Editor-Elect

    David Shriberg, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Education, is the 2013 Editor-Elect for the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. Dr. Shriberg assumes the role of Editor in 2014 for a 5-year term.
  • 2011-2012 Outstanding Local Excellence Award

    The School of Education's Future Teachers/Illinois Education Association Student Organization was awarded the 2011-2012 Outstanding Local Excellence Award by the National Education Association (NEA).
  • Collaboration

    Nicholas Senn High School (CPS) and Loyola’s School of Education began this fall a collaborative partnership.
  • Profile

    Meet Dr. Charlie Tocci

    Dr. Charles Tocci is clinical assistant professor of education as well as the faculty coordinator for Senn High School Partnership at Loyola University Chicago.
  • $2-million dollar Grant Awarded

    Chicago-land Partners for English Language Learners (CPELL), a $2-million dollar grant awarded to the School of Education started its first cohort this fall at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills.