Jenna Boggs '14

Elementary education major (middle school endorsement)

Instructional technology specialist at Indian Trail Junior High School in Addison, Ill.

Because CUC is in such a prime location in the Chicago area, there are so many field experience opportunities. Students get a really diverse range of field experiences, which is so helpful in developing techniques and strategies that we can use in our own classrooms. The College of Education professors go out of their way to make sure students are successful. The professors are so passionate about what they teach, it has inspired me to want to provide that to the students I’m teaching now.

In my college search, financial aid was a huge factor for my family, especially having a twin brother who was entering college at the same time as I was. It was really important not only that I fell in love with the school, but also that they could help me financially. The positivity of the people I was able to interact with during my campus visit and the outreach from CUC were huge factors in my coming to Concordia—Chicago. The people really did it for me.