Governors State University: English Teacher Education
About GSU: Founded in 1969, Governors State University is the only public university in Chicago’s rapidly growing south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students during the course of a year. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse life-long learners. The university’s high-quality educational programs are enhanced by its commitment to maintaining and increasing accessibility to its students and the community.
GSU Mission Statement: The mission of Governors State University is to offer demonstrably excellent education that meets the demands of the region and state for engaged, knowledgeable citizens and highly skilled professionals that is accessible to all including those traditionally underserved by higher education. The University strives to cultivate and enlarge a diverse and intellectually stimulating community of learners that is guided by a culture that embodies openness of communication, diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Through mutual respect and cooperation, the University provides opportunity for critical inquiry, constant questioning, with continuing assessment through ongoing research and scholarship. Moreover, the University is focused on strengthening and enhancing the educational, cultural, social, and economic development of the region through partnerships with governmental, business, educational, civic and other organizations.