Special education alum and College of Education 2022 Hall of Fame inductee Dr. joyce gillie gossom '78 joins Redbird Buzz to share how her experience at Illinois State University paved the way for a dynamic career, which has included experiences as a teacher, elected official, consultant, leadership coach, higher education administrator, and author.
Teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing are in high demand, and Illinois State University is the only university in Illinois that still has a teacher of Deaf education program, which offers licensure for pre-kindergarten through age 21.
The College of Education at Illinois State University will host the first annual Illinois State University Teacher of the Year awards program on Friday, April 14. Fifteen semi-finalists will be recognized in three categories: Teacher of the Year, Legacy Teacher Award, and Laboratory Schools Teacher of the Year. The winner in each category will be announced during the event.
Lizzy Carroll ’17 hated high school. Her attendance was dismal, and she felt completely unmotivated to try. But then, two educators personally connected with Carroll during her junior year at Carl Sandburg High School in southwest suburban Chicago, and everything changed. “They took a genuine interest in what I liked to do, why I wasn’t