Graduate Courses, Certificates, and Endorsements
CTUF/NLU Endorsement Programs
Chicago Teachers Union Foundation and National Louis University proudly offer licensed teachers in-demand endorsements and programs from NLU’s National College of Education. We’d like to specifically highlight our Special Education (Learning Behavior Specialist LBS1) and Early Childhood Subsequent Endorsement (for those interested in teaching birth-grade 2) opportunities!
Special Education Learning Behavior Specialist Endorsement (LBS1)
The LBS1 Endorsement program at NLU is designed for teachers 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.
Early Childhood Subsequent Teaching Endorsement
The Early Childhood Subsequent Teaching Endorsement program is designed for those looking to expand their career options to teach children from birth to grade 2. A transcript evaluation will be conducted to determine the number of hours needed to fulfill the state requirements. An Enrollment Specialist will assist you with the process.
Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist Endorsement/Degree
This coursework is designed for teachers interested in enhancing their skills within the areas of literacy, development, and instruction. Educators can choose between two tracks: Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist. Either track can be applied toward the M.Ed. in Reading.
Did you know that NLU also offers a degree in which students have the opportunity to combine multiple endorsements into a full Master’s? Contact William Vavrin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-261-3297 for more details about any of the above programs!
Master of Arts Degree in Community and Teacher Leaders Graduate Studies
M.A. in Community and Teacher Leaders (only 10 courses)
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. The core courses will be offered remotely. In-person meetings will be few and students will be notified in advance.
CTU members pay reduced tuition of 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 to any teacher for use.
For Spring semester – November 1
Go to NEIU application portal to apply.
For more information, please contact: email@example.com
Earn Your ESL/Bilingual Endorsement in 1 Year
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. This new cohort will complete the course requirements for ESL and Bilingual endorsements in only two semesters.
A MANDATORY pre-session video is required before the summer courses begin.
- Cohort students pay only $1,293 for each course –$431 per credit hour! THIS TUITION REDUCTION is only for CTU Members! NOTE: The Illinois State Board of Education requires 100 clinical hours in Bilingual/ ESL settings.
For more information, contact: Erica Flores. Eflores26@roosevelt.edu