About the Cecilia J. Lauby Teacher Education Center
The Cecilia J. Lauby Teacher Education Center (TEC) was founded in 2004 and was named after a beloved director of clinical experiences, Cecilia J. Lauby. The Lauby Teacher Education Center brought together a number of departments into one location to better serve students as they progress through teacher education.
All of the work in the Lauby Teacher Education Center is guided by the Council for Teacher Education (CTE), which operates as the governing and policy-making board of university-wide teacher education. CTE, one of the nation's most active governing bodies, meets every two weeks, reviews data and operations, and initiates policy changes.
The Lauby Teacher Education Center (TEC) is responsible for the clinical component of teacher education at Illinois State University. TEC places students in traditional student teaching sites, professional development schools (PDS) and non-traditional student teaching experiences. In addition, TEC works with programs to facilitate clinical experiences. TEC is also responsible for facilitating the diversity requirement for all candidates.
Advisement for School of Teaching and Learning and Special Education
Students are also served by academic advisors from School of Teaching and Learning and Special Education who are housed in the Lauby Teacher Education Center. In addition, students can seek support for electronic portfolio specialists as they proceed through their teacher education program.