The College of Education's Global Conversations Committee is a volunteer committee for any faculty member with an interest in globalization and working towards the university and college goals of internationalization. The committee identifies international efforts of departments and individual faculty that influence teaching, scholarship, and service.
Illinois Global Scholar: The Illinois State Board of Education has approved rules for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate. Illinois High School students will be awarded this certificate when they demonstrate and attain expertise in global competence. No new courses are required by a school district; rather the focus is on existing curriculum, service learning, global collaboration and a capstone project.
Building a Global Educator: In order to meet the needs of K-12 students who may work towards the Illinois Global Scholar, or others who focus on international and global efforts, the College of Education will create a Global Educator Certificate for teacher education students. Forthcoming.