Mr. Kyle Hickman

Phone: (630) 784-7200 ext. 8658 (Room S132)

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Mr. Kyle Hickman

 
Teacher, Social Studies Department, Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Affiliate Lecturer, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago
 
 
Education
2003 B.A., History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2006 M.Ed., Secondary Education History, DePaul University, Chicago
2013 M.A., United States History, University of Illinois at Chicago
 
Current Courses
Advanced Placement (AP) United States History (Dual Credit option)
History of Illinois & Metropolitan Chicago
United States History
 
*Please go to Mr. Hickman's Google Sites page for more information about courses currently being taught.
 
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Master of Education degree in Secondary Education History, Mr. Hickman still wanted to further his graduate studies in United States History. In 2010, Mr. Hickman was awarded a James Madison Fellowship that allowed him to pursue a Master of Arts degree in United States History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, which was conferred in December 2013. His minor areas of focus were the Early Republic and African American History (pre-Civil War). Mr. Hickman has developed and wrote critical content for a history elective, History of Illinois and Metropolitan Chicago, that he taught for the first time in the fall of 2016 and currently teaches. He is currently writing critical content and creating a syllabus for a new history elective, African American History, to tentatively be offered in the 2020-2021 school year at Wheaton Warrenville South High School, pending school board approval. Most recently, Mr. Hickman was appointed as an Affiliate Lecturer in the Department of History at Loyola University of Chicago. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, Mr. Hickman's adjunct faculty status at Loyola will enable him to instruct students in an AP U.S. History course with a dual credit option whereby students will earn six hours of college credit upon completion of the two semester course.

Mr. Hickman continues to seek out professional development opportunities that provide him with a deeper knowledge of United States history so that he can continue to create a challenging learning environment for his students. His passion for the subject of history and working with young people is what led him to a career in education. Mr. Hickman incorporates his knowledge of history into student-centered discussions and activities that engage students and encourage them to broaden their understanding of history and their mastery of historical thinking skills.