Special Education Undergraduate Information

The Undergraduate Special Education Major is designed for entering freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who want to teach students with disabilities, including learning disabilities, autism, emotional-behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and visual or hearing impairments.  Special education is an extremely rewarding career.  As you may know, it is also a critical shortage area in the field of teaching. In fact, to meet this need, loan forgiveness is available for special education teachers (see attached loan forgiveness flyer).  Students who successfully complete our program will be highly marketable while filling a critical need in education.  

Please feel free to share this information with any interested students.  For more information, do not hesitate to contact me, Denise Ross, at dross13@depaul.eduor 773-325-4015.  More information is also available on our web page at: http://www.depaul.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/Pages/special-education.aspx.

Physician’s Assistant Application

If you are planning on applying to a physician’s assistant program that will start Fall 2015, the CASPA opens April 16th. If you haven’t read the instructions and FAQs make sure you do so before you apply. Once you read the instructions get all of you material ready along with printing off an unofficial transcript.  Once you complete your application if you want me to look it over, feel free to make an appointment by calling 773-325-8490.  Remember the earlier you submit your application the better!


CASPA Application: https://portal.caspaonline.org/

Resources: http://pafocus.org/

Young Center Training for Child Advocates

We work with students and lay volunteers in the community to serve as Child Advocates for unaccompanied immigrant children in federal custody.  We continue to see a significant influx of unaccompanied children, with more than 500 children in custody in the Chicagoland area.  We rely on the help of new volunteers to continue our advocacy work and direct service with the children.  We greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out about the training.  If you know of anyone who might be interested, free to share this information with them (students, faculty, staff, etc.).  Please find attached a flyer.  Here is some additional  information on our training and how to become an Advocate:


  • Our upcoming training is scheduled for May 3rd and 4th from 9AM-4PM both days.  The training will be held in downtown Chicago.
  • To become a Child Advocate you must be 21 years old; submit to a background check and health screening; participate in both days of training; and be approved by the Young Center.
  • Volunteers that speak Spanish, Mandarin, Bengali, Mam, K’iche’, Somali, or (American Sign Language) ASL are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Registration for the training will close on Friday, April 25th.


If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a Child Advocate please contact Kate Morgan-Olsen, Volunteer Coordinator, at katemo@theyoungcenter.org.  


Pre-Dental Speaker

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If you are thinking about a career in dentistry come out to listen to Braulia Espinosa, assistant director of admissions at UIC, and ask any questions you may have about the field. RSVP by April 18th to Emily and Haydee at predentaldepaul@gmail.com. We will be meeting in McGowan South room 106 at 6:30. We hope to see you there!

Northwestern’s Annual Medical School & Health Professions Day, Saturday, April 5th, Evanston

Hi Everyone see below for a great opportunity at Northwestern on Saturday! Also, don’t forget to RSVP to the Lunch and Learn and the Free MCAT for next week!


Northwestern’s One Step Before, invites you to their annual Medical School and Health Professions Day on Saturday April 5th from 10:00am-4:00pm on the 2nd floor of Norris Student Center(1999 Campus Dr., Evanston, IL 60208). Come speak with representatives from over 20 medical (MD and DO), dentistry, physical therapy, and other health professional schools! Northwestern’s Premed Advising Office (UAAC) will lead a seminar on post-baccalaureate programs. Meet students from Feinberg School of Medicine as they lead suture labs and participate in a medical student panel. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity for pre-health students! This event is free and open to all students. Light refreshments will be provided.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420250388233490/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming


If there are any questions, please contact the Executive Directors of Medical School and Health Professions Day at osbmshpd@gmail.com



Schools and Programs expected to be at the Fair:


National College of Natural Medicine Bastyr University Midwestern University St George’s, University of London AT UNIVERSITY OF NICOSIA MEDICAL SCHOOL American University of Antigua College of Medicine Exam Krackers A.T Still University St. George’s, University of London Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine Rush College of Nursing American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy University of Medicine and Health Sciences University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry Northwestern University UIC College of Nursing Rosalind Franklin University The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Loyola University Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine University of Wisconsin Indiana University School of Medicine