Place-Based School Network
Our community is our classroom
Work with faculty and local teachers in their classrooms to integrate the community’s culture, economy and ecology into learning. A partnership between the Educational Studies Department and local districts, PLACE (Partnerships Linking Assets, Community and Education) teaching sites are where place-based education is at the core of every learning experience.
community impact projects, connect with local experts, and incorporate the area’s natural environment into your teaching. You’ll experience first-hand the incredible impact of place-based education on student engagement, empowerment and community involvement.PLACE teaching sites will host your classroom field experiences during your time in our teacher-preparation program. At PLACE sites, you’ll learn how to teach with place in mind as you design hands-on
Strong national networks
national network of place-based schools that support the visionary teacher you’ll become through our program. Monmouth is the first school in the nation to merge a place-based education program and a rural teacher corps to become Illinois’ place-based education hub and the national headquarters for the Rural Schools Collaborative.You’ll gain access to a strong