Quest Center Partnership with National Louis University
Chicago Teachers Union Foundation Quest Center and National Louis University are partnering to offer you the opportunity to earn an Endorsement in two high-need areas: Special Education (Learning Behavior Specialist LBS1) or Middle-Level Mathematics.
Why NLU and the CTUF Quest Center?
Through your experiences with the Quest Center, you understand the importance of professional teacher development, and our partnership with NLU brings you high-quality, career-focused curricula designed and taught by expert faculty, in a convenient, affordable format.
The CTUF Quest Center Cohorts at NLU will enable you to strengthen your assessment and curriculum development skills and prepare you to fill specialized, in-demand positions in CPS schools.
The CTUF Quest Center /NLU Cohorts provide:
- Accelerated Cohort Model—Complete your Endorsement in as little as 6 months
- Expert Faculty—Learn from faculty, including CTUF members, with deep experience in P-12 special education and middle level mathematics
- Clear and Predictable Schedules—Know your schedule and time to completion from day one
- Convenient and Flexible Delivery—Classes offered in blended formats, with both face-to-face and online sessions, or 100% online
The National College of Education (NCE) at NLU has a long-standing reputation for its education programs. Since 1886, NLU has trained thousands of teachers and administrators and continues to graduate the majority of winners of the Golden Apple Award, one of the most prestigious teaching and leadership honors in the state. NCE graduates are currently teachers and administrators in approximately 40% of Illinois public schools and over 75% of CPS schools. On average, NCE teachers collectively impact the lives of over 60,000 students every year.
NLU is a leader in providing quality education for adult learners: 24% of our students are professional educators pursuing master’s degrees. National Louis prides itself on understanding the complex lives of teachers and works to meet their needs with a variety of flexible course delivery options.
The LBS1 Endorsement program at NLU is designed for teachers, administrators, and school service professionals looking to add a specialized endorsement to their teaching license. This LBS1 Endorsement program gives you the knowledge and skills to work in inclusive classrooms and school settings, with the ability to use Universal Design for Learning strategies to effectively reach all students.
NLU is pleased to offer our LBS I course sequence to CTUF Quest Center members at a significant discount from published tuition rates. Receive a 40% Discount – With a CTUF Quest Center Cohort of 15+ students, you can earn your LBS I Endorsement at a 40% discount from NLU tuition rates. This means you will increase your knowledge, ability, and skills for less than $6,000. Plus, there is no application or graduation fee.
The Middle-Level Mathematics Endorsement is designed for teachers looking to improve learning outcomes in your school and seek a unique program to help you stand out from others in the job market. This Endorsement provides you with a strong background in the mathematical concepts, methods, and theories needed for teaching mathematics to students in 5th through 8th grades. Teachers interested in Middle-Level Math can take advantage of this chance to earn their Endorsement before ISBE changes the middle-level teaching requirements in January 2018.
Master’s Degree Option
Students interested in the Middle-Level Math Endorsement and who want to earn a full Master’s degree may enroll in NLU’s M.Ed. in Specialized Endorsements. Contact NLU Enrollment Specialist Nina Slefo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-443-5522 x5926 for details.
Receive a 20% Discount – Earn your Middle Grades Math Endorsement in just three terms and receive a 20% tuition discount off of the cost of other NLU programs. Enroll in the full Master’s, and you will also be eligible for grants and scholarships available only to degree-seeking students.