Graduate Courses, Certificates, and Endorsements
Master of Arts Degree in Community and Teacher Leaders Graduate Studies
M.A. in Community and Teacher Leaders (only 10 courses)
Teacher Leader Concentration: This option provides knowledge and skills related to leadership, peer mentoring and professional development; promotes positive school culture that focuses on achievement; highlights equity as a means of empowerment, uses data to improve educational outcomes; and promotes building collaborative relationships with communities. Focusing on social justice and the strengths of diversity, this concentration leads to a Master’s Degree and the ISBE recognized Teacher Leader Endorsement. Course instruction occurs in class, hybrid and/or remotely typically one day a week. Adjustments to instruction will occur as necessary due to COVID 19
Teacher Leader Endorsement (Endorsement Only Option) (only 5 courses)
This option offers professional development for teachers who already have a MA to prepare them for increased leadership opportunities by earning the ISBE recognized Teacher Leader Endorsement. This is not the principal endorsement program.
When 10 or more CTU members enroll, registration fees are waived and tuition is reduced to only $1000 per course. This is a discount of 40% from regular tuition. Earn your entire Master’s Degree at NEIU for only $10,000!
Cooperating teachers who have tuition credit for hosting NEIU student teachers can apply the course credit to tuition. This course credit can be transferred for any teacher to use.
Program Application deadline: July 15, 2020
Fall semester begins on August 24, 2020
Information and Registration: neiu.edu/leaders
Earn Your ESL/Bilingual Endorsement in 2 Semesters
Begins JULY 2020
To better serve Chicago’s diverse student population, Roosevelt University is partnering with the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation to recruit teachers to join a new cohort working toward Bilingual and ESL endorsements. The cohort will complete the course requirements for ESL and Bilingual endorsements in only two semesters.
The program will be delivered in the following manner:
- Summer 2020 – Face to Face – one-week intensives:
o READ 458 (July 6 – 10) READ 473 (July 13 – 17) READ 474 (July 20 – 24)
- Fall 2020 | Aug – Dec | READ 468 (August – October 2020) & READ 475 (October – December 2020) (ONLINE)
- The Fall 2020 courses will be online and will begin in August 2020.
The three Summer 2020 courses will be delivered in one-week intensive formats. All summer classes meet face-to-face, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605.
A MANDATORY pre-session video is required before the summer face to face courses begin. CPS educators in Summer 2020 pay only $1,173 for each course – $391 per credit hour! Fall 2020 CPS educators pay only $1, 209.00 for each course – $403.00 per credit hour! THIS IS A 56% TUITION REDUCTION for CTU Members NOTE: The Illinois State Board of Education requires 100 clinical hours in bilingual or ESL.
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Earn your LBS1 Endorsement or Subsequent Endorsement in Early Childhood from NLU
» A high-quality, career-focused curriculum designed and taught by expert faculty, including CTU members, in a convenient, affordable format.
» A blended program — with classes held both online and face-to-face that provides the flexibility you need as an educator so you can study with your colleagues in a special Chicago Teachers Union Foundation QUEST CENTER cohort.
Chicago Teachers Union members can earn the following endorsements through a partnership between the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation QUEST CENTER and National Louis University: Learning Behavior Specialist (LBSI), Subsequent Endorsement in Early Childhood (Birth-2nd Grade)
Why NLU and the CTUF Quest Center?
Through your experiences with the Quest Center and as a Chicago Public School educator, you understand the importance of continued professional development. Our partnership with NLU brings you high-quality, career-focused programs and courses that will enable you to strengthen your assessment and curriculum development skills and prepare you to fill specialized, in-demand positions in CPS schools.
NLU is a leader in providing quality education for adult learners and prides itself on understanding the complex lives of teachers and works to meet their professional and personal needs. No matter which program you choose, you can always expect the following:
- Expert Faculty—Learn from faculty with deep experience in PreK-12 education
- Clear and Predictable Schedules—Know your schedule and time to completion from day one
- Convenient and Flexible Delivery—Choose between classes offered in blended formats, with both face-to-face and online sessions, or 100% online
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Contact Amber Clemons at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-261-3393 to learn more about NLU, the National College of Education, and our partnership with the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation Quest Center.