Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) School of Education will host its first Pinning Ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in honor of SXU’s teacher education students earning candidacy status in the School of Education, the first major benchmark in their program leading to teacher licensure.
The keynote speaker for this exciting milestone will be Dr. Christopher Koch, State Superintendent of Education. The ceremony will be held in the Butler Reception Room located in the Warde Academic Center on SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 West 103rd Street.
“This ceremony is a way to celebrate the achievements of more than 200 SXU education majors that have reached the first major benchmark in their educational journey,” said Beverly Gulley, SXU Dean of the School of Education.
During the ceremony each student present will pledge to follow the Illinois Educator Code of Ethics throughout their careers, which contains five core principles providing a foundation for the responsibilities and commitments of all Professional Educators. These core principles, including meeting the educational needs of all students, are considered fundamental to the profession SXU candidates have chosen to enter.
For more information about SXU’s School of Education, visit their webpage here: http://www.sxu.edu/academics/colleges_schools/soe/