John (Jack) Scott

History Department

Part-Time Instructor, Secondary Education Coordinator
On Faculty since 2002

Office: Blanchard Hall 204
Phone: (630)752-5130


M.A. Educational Administration, Northern Illinois University, 1977

B.A. History, Wheaton College, 1961

About John (Jack) Scott

During 38 years of teaching in the public schools and at Wheaton College, Mr. Scott has been interested in encouraging young people to enter the field of secondary education. He has a lifelong interest in improving public education, particularly the teaching of social studies at the secondary level. While in the public schools Mr. Scott helped innovate courses in the humanities and American history. In addition to teaching two courses and supervising student teachers, Mr. Scott maintains records that support Wheaton’s NCATE accreditation. In this capacity he is responsible for creating and filing reports to the National Council for the Social Studies and to the Illinois State Board of Education. He is a member of Wheaton’s Secondary Education committee and acts as liaison between the History and Education departments. It is his responsibility to help maintain a high level of excellence in Wheaton’s teacher preparation program. Mr. Scott brings a wealth of personal experience to his position.

Jack's personal life centers around his wife, Carol, three children (Jennifer, Jonathan, and Allan), and eight grandchildren. Two of his children are teachers in the public schools. He is an avid reader (history, mysteries and other novels, Christian literature, politics) as well as an amateur photographer and gardener. He has run a successful painting and decorating business since 1965.

Courses Taught

  • Methods of Teaching History/Social Science
  • Student Teaching (supervision)
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences

Membership in Professional Societies

  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

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