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From Teen to Teacher: Chicago Tribune Features NLU-D214 Partnership Teens in District 214 high schools can enter teaching profession through NLU


High School District 214 students sign up for the district’s new partnership with NLU, called the Educator Prep program.

NLU’s partnership with High School District 214 to support high school students in becoming teachers made news in the Chicago Tribune.

The article “District 214 to recruit and support next generation in becoming teachers,” by Karen Ann Cullotta, explained that teens attending District 214 high schools in the Northwest suburbs now have an opportunity to nurture their interest in a future teaching career. 

They’ll be able to enroll in education coursework and take part in dual-credit opportunities and external teaching experiences. After they graduate from high school, the students can attend  National Louis or Northeastern Illinois universities to begin their college careers in education. The students will also receive a student-teaching position in a D214 school or one of its partner districts.

Students who graduate from university will be assured of a job interview if any teaching positions exist at D214 or its partner districts.

See the entire article here.