Resources & Opportunities
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 information about the Peace Corps Prep program, contact Dr. Craig Vivian or Marnie Dugan
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, contact 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, contact Dr. Lisa Hensey at Chicago Semester.
Kappa Delta Pi
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
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.