North Central College - Naperville, IL

Cowlishaw Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

In 2011, North Central College established a third school partnership in District 204 with Cowlishaw Elementary school. This strategic partnership has elementary education pre-service teachers mentored by expert teachers for two consecutive terms in reading and language arts. This 20-week supervised field experience provides pre-service teachers the opportunity to teach a variety of literacy lessons and measure their impact on student learning. Cowlishaw hosts pre-service teachers for supervised clinical experiences as well as student teachers. The namesake for the school, Mary Lou Cowlishaw, served on the faculty of North Central College as an adjunct professor of education for nearly a decade.