York Community High School

Invitation to Teach

Course Teachers

Foss, Laurie (630) 617-2400 ex.7272 Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher lfoss@elmhurst205.org

Special Programs Application Timeline and Information for 2018-2019 School Year

Applications and specific deadlines will be posed in December. 



  • Junior Registration Meetings (End of January-Beginning of February)

    • Students should discuss their desire to enroll in Invitation to Teach with their counselor during their registration meeting.

    • This does not guarantee enrollment in the course. Students must also submit the appropriate application by the deadline. The applications give further information about candidate selection and when students will be notified if they have been accepted into the course.

  • End of January - Invite to Teach Application to Miss Foss in room A122

  • End of January - Parking Application to Mr. McGuire in room C123 (Students who are accepted for the Invitation to Teach course may receive priority consideration for a parking spot if the parking application is received by the indicated due date) 

Course Description

#0864 Invitation to Teach

Grades 11-12 / Full year - 3.0 HS credits
Note: Two Periods

Dual Credit with College of DuPage
(Semester 1 = Education 1100—3 Semester Hours, Semester 2 = Education 1101 -- 3 Semester Hours)

Prerequisite:  Students must complete the application process: letter of recommendation, interview, and have a strong academic and attendance record.

Students will develop the behaviors and competencies needed to become a successful educator. Students meet with their high school teacher for class once a week. During this time, they will learn about  the role of education in America, pedagogy and best practices for instruction. The rest of the week is spent working in an elementary or middle school within the district.  As teacher interns, students work with individual students, small groups or help facilitate class activities.  Students will practice lesson planning and conduct a lesson, learn about differentiated instruction and prepare a professional educator portfolio which includes career and education accomplishments. 

Note: Applications can be obtained in the Family and Consumer Science Office or from the Technology and Applied Arts Website:  http://tinyurl.com/n57nkow