You can expect to teach classes in your licensing areas (elementary education, secondary mathematics, visual arts, etc.).
Participants must meet all the School of Education’s eligibility requirements for student teaching, which include:
- GPA requirements for your licensure area
- Completion of all professional course work toward your degree
- For foreign-language majors, a passing score on the Foreign Language Proficiency exam (usually taken at the end of your junior year)
Students will be responsible for their regular IU tuition, as well as fees related to student teaching and practicum coursework. Students are also responsible for travel and living expenses during their stay.
Because this is a cultural immersion program—not just an out-of-state student teaching experience—participants are required to live in or near the neighborhoods where they teach, even if they have family living in other areas of Chicago. Our Chicago-based collaborators will help you secure a short-term lease near the school where you are assigned to teach.
Financial aid is available for students who want to participate in the Urban Program.