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NIU offers new course for bilingual special education licensure

Chris Carger
The NIU College of Education’s Department of Literacy Education will offer a new graduate-level course for the fall 2014 semester titled “Methods and Materials for English Learners with Disabilities” (LTIC 555). LTIC 555 will focus on preparing teachers to work with bilingual students who have special needs. Graduate students and students-at-large will gain valuable insight into…

‘Souper’ educator stirs her passion through early childhood education

Souper Wednesday: Jaclyn Vasquez
Jaclyn Vasquez told honors students on Wednesday to be ready for the “politics of life,” something often discovered on the job and not in the classroom. The students, who came to meet the NIU alum and have lunch as part of Souper Wednesday, learned that Vasquez faced a roadblock from coworkers and administration during her first…

Literacy educators, leaders invited to networking event

A photo of books in the Children's Literature Collection of NIU's Gabel Hall.
Northern Illinois University’s Department of Literacy Education will host a Literacy Educators & Leaders Networking Event from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. This event at NIU-Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd., provides an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with faculty and former classmates. Alumni are encouraged to bring their colleagues to introduce them to the NIU…

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