Join the COE Listserv or connect to the COE Facebook
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The most up to date opportunities in the College of Education
are sent out via the COE Listserve. To join, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and put COE
in the subject. Be sure to request to be added to the listserve in
your message. You can also get direct access to the latest
happenings in the college by connecting to the COE Facebook page.
Just "like" The Butler University College of Education.
Serve as a Cooperating Teacher ~ View Volunteer
Local COE alumni in the Indianapolis area who have been teaching
for at least 3 years are invited to be considered for a student
teacher placement. Students in the early/middle childhood program
complete 2 full semester placements (16 weeks each) and students in
the middle/secondary and physical education programs complete two
eight-week placements during the course of one semester. Placements
are made in consultation with building principals and district
administrators. Placements that offer opportunities for candidates
to practice student-centered pedagogy in a diverse setting are
given highest consideration. For more information, contact Sue
Stahl at (317) 940-9331 or email@example.com.
Mentor a Freshman ~ View Volunteer Information
Students coming into the college are required to complete a full
day shadow study of a teacher as part of their Introduction to the
Profession of Teaching course. This "day in the shadow" helps
students see teaching from the teacher's prospective. This can also
develop into a longer term mentoring relationship if the student
decides to continue in teacher education. For more information,
contact Angela Lupton at (317) 940-9963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teach a Workshop ~ View Volunteer Information
Alumni are encouraged to share their gifts and talents by
teaching workshops in the College of Education. Teachers,
counselors and administrators seeking professional development
utilize the workshop format on weekends during the school year and
weekdays during the summer. A wide variety of educational related
topics are sought annually. For more information about submitting a
proposal, contact Cindy Smith at (317) 940-8464 or email@example.com.
Honor an Educator ~ View Volunteer Information
One of the most overlooked yet important things that can be done
in education is to share good news about the profession. Each year
the college seeks to honor educators through the Distinguished
Alumni Program. Alumni are encouraged to think about their
colleagues who are COE graduates (at the undergraduate or graduate
level). Nominations can be made by going to www.butler.edu/coe,
then click on the Alumni pull down menu.
Maintain Professional Memberships ~ View Volunteer
Professional organizations are central to many educators
on-going development, but those organizations that you joined
initially as a student in the COE are especially helpful to
maintain. Organizations such as Kappa Delta Pi and Chi Sigma Iota
rely on alumni members to maintain their membership to keep chapter
service and scholarship activities going. Part of your annual dues
to these organizations goes back to the original local chapter.
Contact your professional organization's website to renew your
Speak to a Cadet Teaching Class in Your Area ~ View Volunteer
As we look to recruit new outstanding teachers into the
profession, one of the most natural places to start is with those
high school students who have already self selected to explore the
profession through their enrollment in a cadet teaching course.
Offering to be a guest speaker at such a class can help students
see teacher education as a viable path into higher education. Plus,
it is a great way to share the benefits of Butler! For more
information contact Angela Lupton at (317) 940-9963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interview Scholars in Education ~ View Volunteer
Highly qualified applicants in the College of Education are
invited to interview for departmental scholarships through the
Scholars in Education forum. This event is held on a Saturday in
early February and includes teams of interviewers (alumni, faculty,
current scholars, etc.) who help make recommendations to the
committee. Alumni who are interested in participating on these
interview teams should contact Angela Lupton at (317) 940-9963 or
Let us Know of an Idea YOU might have for participating or
reconnecting with Butler ~ View Volunteer Information
We all know what dynamic educators Butler COE graduates are. Let
us know what you are doing or an idea you might have for supporting
or staying connected to the college. Arthur Hochman at (317)
940-9814 or email@example.com.
Internship Supervision ~ View Volunteer Information
Students in the Physical Education and Health Education program
with a concentration in Exercise Science complete their program
with an Advanced Internship. Students have varying interests
related to physical activity, physical fitness, strength
conditioning and resistance training, coaching, physical therapy,
health & wellness, and sport. Alumni who are affiliated with
professional agencies and organizations in a related field who
would like to mentor and supervise an intern can contact Marilyn
Strawbridge at (317) 940-8431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PEM Club ~ View Volunteer Information
The Physical Education Majors (PEM) Club is a student-centered
organization geared toward service, pre-professional development,
and social engagement. Alumni who are professionals in a related
field (teaching, coaching, physical fitness, health & wellness,
physical therapy, etc.) are invited to share your expertise as a
guest speaker at a PEM Club meeting, provide inservice training or
workshops in the field or on campus. Students are also looking for
service-oriented projects and volunteer opportunities. Contact Sara
Myers at (317) 940-9893, email@example.com, or Mia
Claxton, PEM Club President at firstname.lastname@example.org.