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.
To continue her support of excellence in teacher education, gifts from Dr. Lauby have been focused on the creation of two awards.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, physical travel to conferences is not currently possible. However, the ATE virtual preservice workshop on February 15, 2021 is an additional professional development opportunity for teacher candidates.
This award provides financial support for undergraduate and graduate students in a teacher education program within our five colleges: CAST, CAS, COB, COE and CFA. The Cecilia J. Lauby Student Travel Award supports attendance of and presentations by students at professional conferences associated with Teacher Education. The program provides up to $1,000 in reimbursement funds to supplement other sources of support for conference attendance. Applications are accepted between July 1 – May 30 until annual funds have been expended and must be submitted prior to travel.
This award provides financial support for teacher education faculty working within teacher education programs across the five colleges: CAST, CAS, COB, COE, and the CFA. The Cecilia J. Lauby Faculty Travel Award will only be awarded to recipients who are giving a professional presentation or serving on a conference-related committee at academic conferences related to promoting excellence in teacher education. The program provides up to $1,000 in reimbursement funds to supplement other sources of support for conference attendance. Applicants must submit evidence of acceptance of their presentation (acceptance e-mail, etc.) or documentation of membership on conference-related committee. Applications will be accepted throughout the fiscal year between July 1 – May 30 until annual funds have been expended and must be submitted prior to travel.
Contact Dr. Christy Borders.