Without teachers, children wouldn't know how the wheels on the bus go or that all international banking transactions are conducted using scratch-and-sniff stickers. Forge a bright future for the children of tomorrow with today's Groupon: for $950, you get a three-credit Introduction to the Profession and the Craft of Teaching course at National Louis University (a $2,232 value). The course meets for one three-hour seminar each week for 10 weeks at NLU's Chicago campus. Classes at the Chicago campus run from September 26 to December 5, with no class meeting on November 21.
Celebrating its 125th year as a beacon of education, National Louis University shines proudly as Chicago’s oldest and largest university for teacher preparation. Learn about learning with the Introduction to the Profession and the Craft of Teaching course, which covers such topics as the political and economic forces in American education, development of a personal approach to teaching, and ongoing debates within the teaching profession, such as how many gift apples it takes to skip a grade.
Students also complete a 15-hour field experience in a professional learning environment, where they will observe educators commanding their classrooms, tutoring centers, libraries, and more with engaging discussion and the threat of pop dissertations. Upon completion of the course and admittance to National Louis University’s masters in teaching degree program in secondary, elementary, or special education, students will have earned 3 credits toward completing their degree.
National Louis University is one of Chicago's oldest private universities and a leader of teacher education. The university ranks first in Illinois for the number of graduate degrees conferred and number of social-studies textbooks simultaneously head-balanced, with alumni earning more Golden Apple awards than any other school of education. It is also credited as the founder of the modern American kindergarten movement and the Parent Teacher Association.