The Cecilia J. Lauby Teacher Education Center, located in DeGarmo Hall, houses the office of Clinical Experiences and Licensure Processes and serves over 4000 undergraduate and graduate teacher education students across campus. Primary focuses include K-12 partnerships, student teaching placements, Illinois State student gateway requirements, clinical experiences, educational data and ISBE licensure requirements.
Dr. Cecilia J. Lauby-Ryan was recruited to Illinois State Normal University in 1949 to create the first Office of Student Teaching and served in a variety of roles through 1973. During her 24-year tenure at Illinois State, Dr. Lauby was widely known for creating the model of student teaching experiences that was copied by universities across the nation. In 2004, the Dr. Cecilia J. Lauby Teacher Education Center was established to serve candidates in teacher preparation programs across five colleges.
Get step-by-step guidance through the process of becoming a teacher from initial admission to the program to teaching licensure upon program completion.
This section provides important procedural information and resources for Illinois State University faculty and supervisors as well as for cooperating teachers who are hosting a student teacher.
Get information pertinent to the governance and reporting of teacher education programs at Illinois State University.
Key financial donors recognize the impact of teacher leaders in their lives and have helped us meet the challenge of reducing licensure expenses for our undergraduates. The Lauby Center is proud to share the following dedications from a few of our donors in 2020.
"This donation is to honor all those dedicated Student Teachers whom I've worked with at ISU." Marleen Monts
"Mandy White is my teacher hero. For years, she has touched the lives of the children in her classroom, athletes on the softball field, and teacher candidates dreaming of becoming teachers. It is my privilege to honor her through this gift." Christy Borders
"The teachers of Baton Rouge Magnet High" Sandra Keller
"Sherry Hearn" Amee Adkins
"My 9th grade Math teacher, Mr. Dhavale who helped me see that I was more than the dismal grade I had in his class." Uma Soman