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
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
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
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
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