Future Teachers Association

University of Illinois at Chicago

Calendar of Upcoming Events / Tutoring/Mentoring Programs / Workshops and Seminars/
Download a Membership Application/Links to Teacher Resources
Photo Gallery / Future Teachers Association Store

The Future Teachers Association at the University of Illinois at Chicago is a pre-professional organization dedicated to assisting UIC students through the teaching preparation and certification process. The FTA assists new students to UIC, both freshmen and transfer, in adjusting to university life and ensuring that they can use all available resources to become a certified teacher.

Basic Skills Test Workshops

Check out our test taking strategies and suggestions

Tips on Writing the BST Essay

Assessment of Professional Teaching Fact Page

Starting October 1, 2003, there is a new certification test for Teacher Candidates applying for new teaching certifications called the Assessment of Professional Teaching. We have added a fact page, courtesy of the Illinois State Board of Education, to provide information about this new test. 
Assessment of Professional Teaching Fact Page

New Certification Test Implementation Schedule

The Illinois State Board of Education has released the schedule for the new certification test implementation. 
New Certification Test Implementation Schedule

What Test Do I Need To Take?

Unsure of what certification tests you need to take? The Illinois State Board of Education has prepared a 2-page guide that tells you what certification tests are required for different types of certification. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file. 
ISBE Tests Required for Certificates Handout

Future Teachers Association Store

Notice the new logo? Well, now you can buy apparel and gifts with the UIC Future Teachers Association logo in our new store. Simply visit The Future Teachers Association Store and see what we have available. All profits benefit the UIC Future Teachers Association programs.

Tutoring Programs

We now have two Tutoring programs that we are recruiting volunteers for. If you would like to volunteer your time to make a difference in a child's life, check out our Tutoring Programs page and see if there is a program that fits your schedule.

Our tutoring program with Gompers Jr. High was a remarkable success! More information and pictures here!

Subscribe to our Listserv

Keep up on current events and future plans of the Future Teachers Association by subscribing to our Listserv. Send an e-mail to listserv@uic.edu. In the body of the message type "subscribe FTC your name". UIC students and faculty can visit the Listserv subscriber web site at https://tigger.uic.edu/htbin/listserv/lsv-util.pl. You will need to log in using your UIC netid and follow the instructions to find our list.


William Pankonin President 
Gergana Gueorguieva, Tutoring Coordinator
Chris McCabe, Vice-President 
Liz Strande, Treasurer 
George Ilic, Secretary 
John Silva Past President

Contact Us

Future Teachers Association Box 27
UIC Campus Programs (MC 118)
750 S Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7008
Phone (312) 355-5176, Fax (312) 896-5735

© 2002-2004, Future Teachers Association, UIC