Join the College of Education to explore innovative teaching methods, advanced education technology, and global learning in our Exploring Education Summer Camp.
The 2022 Exploring Education Summer Camp is designed for rising high school Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who are considering a career in education.
The in-person camp is designed to foster a love for and appreciation of teaching, an understanding of the importance of equity and justice in education, and informs future educators on the many opportunities within the field. The participants will have the opportunity to stay in campus housing and learn from current professors and students.
Camp Dates & Times : June 26 - June 29, 2022 on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus
Registration for the 2022 Exploring Education Summer Camp has closed. We look forward to having a wonderful time and hope you are able to join us next year! Registration for the 2023 Exploring Education Summer Camp will open in the Spring of 2023.
Ashley M. Davis, MBA
Exploring Education Summer Camp Director
Coordinator of Undergraduate Recruitment and Career Services
"My favorite sessions were the So You Want to Be a Teacher? and Social Justice in Education sessions. The first one gave a much more realistic depiction of what it is like to teach, and highlighted the work a teacher does outside the classroom as well as the importance of self care. The second one was important because it gave a lot of great resources for aspiring teachers to use in order to better understand the diverse contexts of their future students."
"I found the Social Justice session with Christopher Span incredibly empowering as well as the talk on the culture houses with Ashley M. Davis. I love how in both of the presentations, they made connections with history and highlighted the importance of understanding the lives of everyone around you. Both sessions made me want to learn more and highlighted how much I can do right now which I was so inspiring to me. ... I found every part of the camp that related to what I can and should be doing now the most beneficial because it further equipped me to be as ready as I can for college and as a teacher in the future!"
"Attending this virtual camp only increased my desire to attend. I genuinely could feel the connections between the staff members at the school and how lovely the environment within the education department is! University of Illinois was my number one school and this camp only reaffirmed that."