Resources & Opportunities

Golden Apple Scholarship of Illinois

Golden Apple Scholarship of Illinois is a teacher-preparation and tuition-assistance program for high school seniors and for first- and second-year Illinois college students who have the determination and drive to be excellent teachers in Illinois’ schools-of-need. Monmouth has strong representation among the scholars statewide every year. For information: Dr. Michelle Holschuh Simmons.

Chicago Student Teaching Semester

Lillybeth Mendez '18 participated in Chicago Semester. She is now a Spanish teacher at Farmin... Lillybeth Mendez '18 participated in Chicago Semester. She is now a Spanish teacher at Farmington High School.

Chicago Semester provides Monmouth students the opportunity to complete their student-teaching in an urban environment. Read about the experiences that our graduate Emilee Livesay ’18 had with Chicago Semester in her blog entry. For more information: Dr. Lisa Hensey at Chicago Semester.

Kappa Delta Pi

KDP inductees 2022: Samera Lesher, Emma Wolfe, Katie Wolfe, Allison Barrington, Dani Hagens, and ... KDP inductees 2022: Samera Lesher, Emma Wolfe, Katie Wolfe, Allison Barrington, Dani Hagens, and Professor Tammy La Prad

Kappa Delta Pi – also known as KDP – is an international education honor society that fosters excellence in education and promotes fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Our chapter, Phi Omicron, inducts new members in the spring. Becoming a KDP member is a celebration of academic excellence and a way to become a part of an international network of educators and professionals. Eligibility requirements include GPA, leadership qualities and an intention to work in the field of education. For more information: Dr. Michelle Holschuh Simmons or Dr. Tammy La Prad.

Illinois Education Association Student Chapter

Pictured in Front (Left to Right): Maddie Blaesing, Kaitlyn McCullough, Emily Phillips, Abbie Joh... Pictured in Front (Left to Right): Maddie Blaesing, Kaitlyn McCullough, Emily Phillips, Abbie Johnson, Megan Dailey, Kassidy Johnson
Pictured in Back (Left to Right): Eli Kelley, Ty Otto, Jeff Schnetzler, Kyle Dilley, Dani Hagens, Corey Pevitz (IEA Chapter President)

Monmouth’s student chapter of the Illinois Education Association is a pre-professional organization of undergraduate students preparing for education careers. Student members are also part of the National Education Association, a network of state associations that has over 2 million members and is a major force in shaping the nation’s education agenda. College students throughout the state can take advantage of the opportunities afforded them through Student IEA. For more information: Dr. Tom Sargent.

Peace Corps Preparation Program

Kaitlyn Walker '18 served in the Peace Corps in Comoros as an English teacher. Kaitlyn Walker '18 served in the Peace Corps in Comoros as an English teacher.

The Peace Corps Prep program is an official partnership between Monmouth and the Peace Corps. The program is open to students from all years and all majors.

Successful completion of the Peace Corps Prep program distinguishes participants during the competitive application process for service, employment or graduate studies. For more information: Dr. Craig Vivian or Marnie Dugan