TRINITY AND COLLEGE OF
DUPAGE COLLABORATE IN ADULT STUDIES -
Beginning this fall, Trinity
Christian College and College of DuPage will collaborate to help C.O.D
adult students earn a bachelor's degree in education along with their teaching
certificate through Trinity's Adult Studies Education program. The agreement
will allow C.O.D students to complete Trinity's program without having
to drive to Palos Heights.
Dr. Steven Timmermans, president
of Trinity, and Dr. Sunil Chand, president of the College of DuPage, signed
the cooperative agreement on September 22, allowing Trinity to offer its
Accelerated Teaching Certification program at the College of DuPage's Addison
campus. The cooperative agreement is the result of years of communication
between the two schools.
The Adult Studies Teaching
Certification program has been offered at Trinity Christian College for
the past five years and has produced over 500 graduates. The C.O.D satellite
will start two cohorts of students each year, one beginning in September
and the other in January. The College of DuPage is the single largest community
college in the Midwest.
The cooperative agreement
allows students' to complete their education degrees and acquire teacher
certificates over a 15-month period of coursework and one semester of student
teaching at a local elementary or high school. Classes meet one night per
week to allow adults with full-time jobs to complete college degrees.
"As a society, we need to
model how to collaborate," said Dr. Timmermans. "I'm delighted to have
Trinity work together with College of DuPage in this particular kind of