North Central College - Naperville, IL

Hermes Elementary School

East Aurora School District 131

North Central’s first school partnership in East Aurora School District 131 was established in 2010. The partnership involves two Colleges courses that are taught on-site, one in the morning and one after school, held two days per week. Pre-service teachers complete their field experience in the time between the two courses, spending two full days per week. This full immersion experience provides North Central pre-service teachers with a full understanding of the unique needs of a high-need school. Hermes also provides clinical placements for pre-service teachers pursuing an English language learning and/or bilingual endorsement.