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What to Expect with the Double Major
  • Coursework as early as the Freshman year provides opportunities to begin observations in the field.

  • Fieldwork at the Sophomore level allows for one-on-one time with a student implementing Response to Intervention strategies.

  • Fieldwork at the Junior/Senior level provides opportunities in both the Elementary and Special Education settings. Candidate choice is present through varied grade levels and diverse settings.

  • Junior and Senior level field placements are evaluated through the Danielson Framework, a common evaluation tool for practicing teachers.

  • Senior level field placement is completed through a year-long internship model. This strengthens the collaboration and partnership between candidate and cooperating teacher.

  • Education Seminar during Student Teaching placement allows candidates to learn about critical educational topics, gain interviewing skills, and garner peer mentoring and support.

  • Program Directors maintain continuous connections with administrators and accomplished teachers to create high-quality field placements.

  • After four years, students can graduate, be licensed to teach in elementary and special education settings, and will hold a double major.

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Our coursework provides opportunities to utilize the specific, evidence-based instructional practices needed for success across our Five Core Components of the Teacher Education Conceptual Framework.

  • Assessment
  • Classroom Mangement
  • Content Knowledge
  • Professionalism
  • Teaching Strategies
Fieldwork
Fieldwork in grades K-22
Fieldwork in Elementary Education and Special Education Settings
Fieldwork in Response to Intervention
Year-long Senior level field placement
Careers for this major:
Elementary Education 1-6
Special Education K-22
Paraeducator
Special Education Teachers Have These Qualities
Adabtability
Collaboration
Communication Skills
Compassion
Devoted to Improvement
Listening Skills
Calming Demeanor
Organized

Staff Contacts

Janelle Dies

Associate Professor

janelled@eureka.edu (309) 467-6548

Whitney Carver

Visiting Assistant Professor

wcarver@eureka.edu (309) 467-6864

“Eureka College Teacher Education Program has given me authentic, hands-on, and organized opportunities to engage in the classroom settings. These experiences have given me the knowledge and confidence to become a successful teacher. I can't thank this program enough for that.” Education Major, Class of 2018"

Field Experience from the Eyes of an Alumni

99%

Eureka College graduates are employed or in graduate programs within six months of graduation.