Resources & Opportunities

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 information about the Peace Corps Prep program, contact Dr. Craig Vivian or Marnie Dugan

Golden Apple Scholarship of Illinois

Monmouth College Golden Apple Scholars of fall 2019. Back row, from left: Kyle Dilley '23, Ke... Monmouth College Golden Apple Scholars of fall 2019. Back row, from left: Kyle Dilley '23, Keegan Brown '22 and Jordan Lanfair (Golden Apple representative). Front row, from left: Shepherd Coventon '23, Gabriella Ramirez '23, Molly Parsons '23 and Cheryl Flores (Golden Apple representative.

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, contact 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, contact Dr. Lisa Hensey at Chicago Semester.

Kappa Delta Pi

Spring 2019 induction for new members of KDP: from left, Professor Tammy La Prad, co-advisor, Han... Spring 2019 induction for new members of KDP: from left, Professor Tammy La Prad, co-advisor, Hannah Callahan '20, McKenzie Campbell '20, Liz Reasoner '20, Marina Muro '21, Andrea Lejsner '21, Joshua Gross '20 and Professor Michelle Holschuh Simmons, co-advisor.

Kappa Delta Pi (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 each spring. Becoming a KDP member is a celebration of your academic excellence and 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, contact Dr. Michelle Holschuh Simmons or Dr. Tammy La Prad.

Illinois Education Association Student Chapter

Elementary Education majors, from left, Erin Kennelly '17, Kya Kimsey '17, Arianna Kelehe... Elementary Education majors, from left, Erin Kennelly '17, Kya Kimsey '17, Arianna Keleher Stevens '17 and Lauren Feireisel '17 gather at the annual Illinois Education Association convention.

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