Southall, Aubrey

​Dr. Aubrey Southall discusses how Aurora University prepares students in the field of social studies education, the amount of hours spent in pre-teaching and student teaching experiences, and how Aurora University’s secondary education department has grown. She reviews how the University prepares students to teach social studies and civics, including service projects, and how to deal with controversial topics. She also emphasizes bilingual education, and discusses student diversity, the new Illinois Social Studies Standards, and university-school district partnerships.