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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall
Program Type: Major

The program is a part of Roosevelt's New Deal Teacher Academy. Each program in the NDTA fulfills the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by fostering inclusive and engaging relationships among teacher candidates, faculty, school practitioners, and learners; immersing teacher candidates intensively in diverse school and community cultures; nurturing social justice leadership skills and dispositions; and coaching candidates toward career success.

Lilibeth Castillo
,  Department Contact

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

Teaching is an immensely rewarding profession, but requires a lot of time and effort. Students can expect focused and practical assignments, engaging discussion and small group projects, and intensive field experiences in diverse schools and classrooms. During the final semester, students complete a 15 week student teaching experience under the guidance of a mentor teacher and a university supervisor.

Sample Courses

  • Assessment in Special Education
  • Characteristics and Methods of Teaching Students with Disabilities: Focus on Cognition
  • Characteristics and Methods of Teaching Students with Disabilities: Focus on Behavior
  • Characteristics and Methods of Teaching Students with Disabilities: Focus on Physical Health
  • Characteristics and Methods of Teaching Students with Disabilities: Focus on Learning
  • Technology for Special Education

Outcomes

100% Pass Rate
Career Options

Testimonials

Assistive technologies are developing at a rapid pace. I bring these technologies into my classrooms and show my students how to use them to improve communication and learning for all students, regardless of abilities.

Maria Earman Stetter
Associate Professor​, Roosevelt University