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Virginia M. Jagla, PhD

Title:

Professor
Middle Grades Education Program
National College of Education

Programs/Classes Taught:

Graduate:

MGE 501         Introduction to Middle Grades Education: Young Adolescents in Context 1

MGE 503         Advocacy Practicum: Young Adolescents in Context 2

MGE 505         Teaching and Learning Practicum: Young Adolescents in Context 3

MGE 507         Voices and Choices in Middle Grades Education

MGE 509         Integrated Curriculum in the Middle Grades

MGE 520         Methods of Teaching Content Area Literacy in the Middle Grades

MGE 522         Engaging Young Adolescent Learners

MGE 590         Student Teaching: Young Adolescents in Context 4

MLE 500         Middle Level Overview

MLE 502         Middle Level Curriculum

MLE 516         Integrating the Arts at the Middle Level

RLL 480          Methods for Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School

ELE 545          Methods for Teaching Arts Education

ELE 597          Resident Student Teaching

FND 501          Community Study

 

Undergraduate:

MGE 301         Introduction to Middle Grades Education: Young Adolescents in Context 1

MGE 303         Advocacy Practicum: Young Adolescents in Context 2

MGE 305         Teaching and Learning Practicum: Young Adolescents in Context 3

MGE 307         Voices and Choices in Middle Grades Education

MGE 309         Integrated Curriculum in the Middle Grades

MGE 320         Methods of Teaching Content Area Literacy in the Middle Grades

MGE 322         Engaging Young Adolescent Learners

MGE 390         Student Teaching: Young Adolescents in Context 4

MLE 300         Middle Level Overview

MLE 302         Middle Level Curriculum

Areas of Expertise:

  • Teacher’s use of imagination and intuition
  • Creative drama in the classroom across disciplines
  • Service-learning P-12 and higher education
  • Urban Education
  • Professional Development Schools
  • Middle Level Education
  • Integrating the curriculum
  • Arts integration in the basic curriculum
  • Urban Teacher Residency

 

Biography:

Dr. Virginia Jagla is a Professor at National-Louis University in the Chicago area. She received her PhD in 1989 from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Curriculum and Instruction, her MS from the University of Chicago, and her BS from DePaul University. She has been a teacher and administrator in urban schools, museums and arts organizations. She has taught for various colleges and universities. Currently Dr. Jagla leads the NLU Civic Engagement Team, Program Chair Middle Grades Education Program, Editorial Board member of i.e: Inquiry in Education, Co-Editor of Student Perspectives About Civic Engagement (SPACE), Series Editor of Advances in Service-Learning Research for Information Age Publishing.  She has been an editor of the online journal i.e.: inquiry in education, chair of the Middle Level Educators SIG of the Association of Teacher Educators and the chair of the Service-Learning & Experiential Education SIG of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Jagla's first published book, Teachers’ Everyday Use of Imagination and Intuition: In Pursuit of the Elusive Image, was published in 1994. Other published books include: Transforming Teacher Education through Service-Learning (2013), Service-Learning Pedagogy: How Does It Measure Up? (2015), Service-Learning to Advance Social Justice in a Time of Radical Inequality (2015), and Educating Teachers and Tomorrow’s Students through Service-Learning Pedagogy (2017).  Dr. Jagla also has numerous published chapters and articles in various juried journals. She is a frequent presenter at local, national, and international conferences and symposia. Her research interests include imagination and intuition in education, the use of the visual and creative arts in education, with particular emphasis on creative drama; urban education and service-learning, particularly as it applies to middle level education.

Education:

PhD University of Illinois at Chicago (Curriculum & Instruction) 1989
MS University of Chicago (Reading) 1976
BS DePaul University (Elementary Education) 1970

Research and Interests:

Middle Grades Education

Service-learning

Urban Education

Contact Information:

1000 Capitol Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
847-947-5297 (f & p)
vjagla@nl.edu

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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