Chicago Semester Student Teaching
Students who have been accepted into the Illinois Wesleyan Teacher Education Program
may choose to apply for the Chicago Semester program. Chicago Semester students are
placed in Chicago Public Schools with outstanding mentor teachers committed to urban
education. This student teaching experience equips students to work in any large city
or smaller town educational setting. Chicago Semester works with Illinois Wesleyan
to ensure that the student teaching placement fulfills state licensure requirements.
Applications for the Chicago Semester are due in January of the Junior Year.
Other Internship Opportunities
Some Educational Studies students participate in 160 hours of career related
here and abroad.
Local field sites
include several K-12 schools, community centers,
Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal
Chestnut Health Systems
Children’s Discovery Museum
McLean County Museum of History
Regional Alternative School
. Eligible students can also apply for the
Freeman Asia Program
Linh Le’s 2017 Blog! (
, Chiang Mai, Thailand)
"Previously, teaching adult ESL was something I had little experience doing. When
I came to EarthRights International School, I received great advice from my supervisors
to improve my teaching strategies regarding intercultural teaching and supporting
students to become autonomous learners. Furthermore, since the students here came
from diverse cultural backgrounds, I learned a lot about their home countries’ rich
culture and history. Thanks to this opportunity, I have made so many enriching and
unforgettable memories in Chiang Mai."
Linh Le,'19- Interdisciplinary Education Major
Children's Discovery Museum Internship
"Through the semester’s internship, I learned a lot from the activities I attended,
as well as the experienced educators at the Children’s Discovery Museum. This internship
not only is an excellent opportunity for me to have an overall view of the Western-style
education in informal settings, but also allows me to work with children in different
ages and to deal with problems that I never thought about before (such as behavior
issues/ classroom management...). In addition, it provides me a deeper understanding
about contemporary issues in education and offers me a clear vision of my future career.
Finally, I appreciate both my in-site supervisor Ms. Crider and off-site supervisor
Ms. Raisbeck, who gave me a lot of support and useful advice during my internship."
Ning Wei '19- Interdisciplinary Education Major