The University of Chicago has a legacy as a “teacher of teachers,” and UChicago Careers in Education Professions (UCIEP) continues this tradition. UCIEP provides support, advising, and guidance to students interested in careers in teaching, education research and policy, and education-related technology and non-profit management, among others.
As are all UChicago Careers In programs, UCIEP is open to students of any major.
UCIEP offers workshops, programs, and individual advising to students to help them find research and other career-related opportunities, build relationships with faculty, secure strong letters of reference, navigate the application process, write effective statements of purpose, make informed decisions about which type of graduate program might be most appropriate for their career goals, and find valuable interim year experiences. Participants benefit from partnership with the Urban Education Institute, access to education-related courses in the College, and hands-on experience through organizations like the Neighborhood Schools Program.