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Janet Lorch


Assistant Professor, School of Teacher Preparation
NCE edTPA Coordinator
Residency Chair

Programs/Classes Taught:

  • Resident Teaching Practicum and Student Teaching
  • Traditional Program: Practicum and Student Teaching
  • Integrated Curriculum Methods
  • Methods for Teaching Reading, Arts, Health/PE
  • University Faculty Liaison
  • Practicum and Student Teaching Supervision

Areas of Expertise:

  • Family/Community Engagement
  • Residency Models
  • Urban Education
  • edTPA
  • Supervision and Faculty Liaison Models
  • Arts Integration


Janet Lorch is an assistant professor at National Louis University's Chicago campus and works with NCE Teacher Residency programs. She's worked in Chicago and Evanston Public Schools as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, artist in residence and curriculum trainer.


  • C.A.S. Reading and Language: National Louis University, Chicago, IL
  • M.A.T. Elementary Education: National Louis University, Chicago, IL
  • B.A. Dance: Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Research and Interests:

  • Residency models in urban schools
  • Alternatives to traditional supervision
  • edTPA support in high need schools
  • Arts integration

Refereed Journal Articles:

From "outsider" to "bridge": The changing role of university supervision in an Urban Teacher Residency program 


Supporting Candidates in High Needs Settings



Contact Information:

Janet Lorch
312-261-3876 – p/fax

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