York Community High School

Invitation to Teach

Course Teachers

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

Special Programs Application Timeline and Information for 2019-2020 School Year

​​​​​​Students should discuss their desire to enroll in one of the courses listed below 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.


Invitation to Teach

  • Students applying for Invitation to Teach need to complete THIS APPLICATION and submit a hard copy, along with the essay questions and a letter of recommendation to Mrs. Crist (Foss) in the FCS Office (A122) by 11/5/2018.  Interviews will be held with Mrs. Crist the following week.


  • Students must have access to transportation for  Invite to Teach: the school district does not provide transportation to off-site class experiences.



Students must have access to transportation. The school district does not provide transportation to off site class experiences.


Students wishing to receive priority consideration for a parking spot due to enrollment in this program must submit their parking application by the deadline for the general lottery. Spots will be assigned at the start of the school year once course enrollment has been verified.

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