Education Department Reception for Education majors in the class of 2013!
With spring flowers peeking through the ground around campus, can graduation be far behind? Apparently not as a cake and punch reception has been planned for all graduating education students and their families. This will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 1-2 pm in Blanchard 455. Education faculty members will be present to greet the graduates and meet their families. Please RSVP to Patti McDonell.
Recent Education Alumni Recognition
Erica Breitbarth graduated from Wheaton in 2009 with a Bachelor's in Music Education. She has been teaching music at Reagan High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This spring she is being awarded the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee's Award for Outstanding Choral Music Educator of the Year. The award ceremony will take place on May 5 at the Masonic Center in Milwaukee. Congratulations to Erica and her high school choir!
Andy McCann graduated from Wheaton in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education. He has taught elementary school in East Aurora and more recently in West Aurora, Illinois. As the math and science teacher for the enrichment program at Jewel Middle School in West Aurora, he and his students were recently recognized as the Illinois winners of Verizon's Innovative App Challenge for best middle school app. The students created the idea of an interactive app related to the Periodic Table. NBC news aired a story about Andy and his students on April 7.
Major Changes Regarding the Illinois Test of Basic Skills
Effective July 24, 2012, appropriate ACT and SAT scores may be substituted for the revised Illinois Test of Basic Skills, now known as the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP).
Qualifying ACT and SAT scores are as follows: A composite ACT of at least 22 or a composite SAT score of at least 1030 (math and critical reading). Note that the writing subtest must have been taken for the ACT or the SAT. These ACT and SAT scores will be valid for five years.
For any Wheaton student who does not have an ACT or SAT qualifying test score, the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) is now offered exclusively on line, but it must be taken individually at a designated test site. The closest site to Wheaton College is the Pearson Testing Center in Oakbrook, IL, about a 30 minute drive east of campus.
For students who are able to use their ACT or SAT score in lieu of the TAP, it is their responsibility to request that ACT >> send an official score report to the Illinois State Board of Education by using Institution Code 3001, or SAT >> mail the score to the Illinois State Board of Education, Licensure Division, 100 North First Street, S-306, Springfield, IL 62777. In addition, complete and submit the required ISBE form 73-60 >> by having it signed by Dr. Lederhouse (chair of Education Department) and sent to the Illinois State Board of Education at the above address. Links to the appropriate ACT or SAT websites with information on how to send a score are embedded in the previous sentence. More information from the Illinois State Board of Education is located here >>.