Central College was a founding member of the Chicago Semester program. This is a consortial program offering internships or student teaching in Chicago during the fall or spring semester, and is done typically during a student’s 3rd or 4th year of college. Students participating in internships take two graded seminar courses taught by Chicago Semester staff. In addition to outstanding career-related internships, student attend fine arts and cultural events, navigate metro transportation, and live in apartments in downtown Chicago. Students will register for one internship (9 credits) and two seminar courses (6 credits) for a total of 15 credits. Student teachers will register for student teaching (12 credits) and a seminar focusing on contemporary issues related to the urban classroom environment (3 credits). Application information and details about the selection process for Chicago Semester are available from Jessica Klyn de Novelo, Associate Dean, Career Development and Civic Engagement. For additional information, please go to the Chicago Semester website at www.chicagosemester.org.
The summer program consists of 10 weeks in which students will complete one course (3 credits) as well as a combined Internship/ Professionalism Seminar (6 credits).