Educate U.S.


Educate U.S. provides teacher licensure candidates the opportunity to cultivate their views and broaden their perspective of education through an intensive weeklong classroom experience in partner school districts across the country.

As Educate U.S. participants, candidates work side-by-side with mentor teachers observing in classrooms, preparing lessons, and engaging in co-teaching strategies.  Beyond the classroom, candidates participate with students and community members in a variety of extracurricular and community events, further enriching their experience. Participants of the Educate U.S. experience are eligible to Engage PLUS transcript notation.

Application Process

The College of Education (COE) will be accepting applications for our May 2020 Educate U.S. experience starting in February 2020.

You must be admitted to one of the following COE programs of study and have an anticipated student teaching date of spring 2021.

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle-Level Teaching
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education

All finalists will be required to attend an interview with the selection committee. If selected to participate, you are required to attend two planning sessions prior to the trip as well as provide reflective feedback.

Contact Us

Dean's Office
General Information
Phone 815-753-1949
Graham Hall 321

Student Services
Phone 815-753-8352
Gabel Hall 138

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