Course Spotlight: Exploring Teaching in the Urban High School


This course serves as the gateway to the TEACH program, a 5-year BA/MA combined degree program offered through the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

The course (TCH 320) is an invitation to secondary education as a profession, an opportunity for students considering education as a career to explore the reality of teaching and learning a disciplinary content area in a variety of Chicago-area schools. Students will become familiar with different narratives of teaching through teacher and student biographies, testimonials, literature, film, and classroom observations. They will explore the interrelationships between, for example, popular cultural beliefs about schooling; teacher and student identities; and classroom interaction. The instructor will coordinate observations in several classrooms as the basis for intensive, guided reflective work, aimed at supporting students’ initial and subsequent efforts of developing identities as disciplinary content educators (25 hours of high school classroom observation required). Course is also an introduction to the TEACH Program.

Winter 2018: Tuesday/Thursday 11:20-12:50
Also offered Spring 2018

Learn more about the TEACH program.

Questions? Contact Dr. Robert Meyer:

Creating Knowledge Essay Competition

pencil-2026452_1280The English department is now seeking submissions for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ annual student research journal, Creating Knowledge. Faculty members from the English department will choose one essay to represent the department in this year’s publication.

If you would like to have your essay considered for publication, please email a copy of your paper as a Word document to Professor Jennifer Conary at by 6:00 pm on  May 1st; please include your full name and student ID number in the body of the email.

Your essay must meet the following requirements:

  • Include original research using primary and/or secondary sources; papers written in Research Intensive courses or for the Newberry Seminar would be excellent options
  • Have been written in a course in the English department or the Newberry Seminar
  • Be under 5,000 words
  • Be formatted according to MLA standards and include a works cited page

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Conary at


Deadline Extended! Submit Your Paper to Creating Knowledge by Friday, May 6 (TODAY!) at MIDNIGHT

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English students! Do you have a stellar research paper you’ve written for a DPU English class or Newberry Library Seminar? Would you like to see your research in print? The English Dept has extended the deadline for submissions to Creating Knowledge. You may submit your work until MIDNIGHT tonight, Friday, May 6th.

The English Department seeks submissions for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ annual student research journal, Creating Knowledge. If you aren’t aware of Creating Knowledge, learn more about the publication here. It’s a great opportunity for students to get their work recognized and published in a university-wide setting, and it looks wonderful on a CV!

The detailed guidelines for submission are available as a Word doc or PDF. Please email Professor Conary with any questions at jconary1(at)

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ASK Networking Event: Coffee & Chill on Tuesday, February 17th

The ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge) network at DePaul welcomes all LAS students to a social event called Coffee & Chill that will take place Wednesday, February 17th, in Arts & Letters Hall Rm 102. The ASK network is a great resource that makes alumni mentors available to students in order to share their experiences, career trajectories, and other useful knowledge. Speaking with people who have liberal arts degrees is a great way to understand the wealth of possibilities available to LAS students!

Coffee & Chill is a relaxed, casual event that is meant to help students become familiar with ASK and ASK mentors. There will be coffee and refreshments. All LAS students are welcome!


Nominate an LAS Faculty Member for an Excellence in Teaching Award!

DePaul ENG students can’t say enough great thing about their professors. We are lucky to have an amazing group of scholars and experts teaching our major, minor, and elective classes. Students, now’s your chance to call attention to the professor(s) that have impacted you during your time at DePaul. See the flyer below for details!

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