TEACH. DESIGN. LEAD. TRANSFORM.

EDUCATION AT ILLINOIS is partnering with Chicago Public Schools to offer online professional development in:

BILINGUAL & ESL EDUCATION (BESL) provides you with a better understanding of key teaching strategies to support multilingual students in the classroom. You'll have the opportunity to learn how to create more engaging learning environments by integrating new media technologies for all students, regardless of language. You'll learn research-based curricular and instructional strategies, including the use of new digital media to effectively teach students for whom English is a second language.

Certificate: 3 courses
Endorsement: 5 courses
Master's Degree: 8 courses

LEARNING DESIGN & LEADERSHIP provides you with the opportunity to learn how to create more engaging learning environments by integrating new media technologies. LDL encourages students to be active designers of their own knowledge, in contrast to old teaching, in which knowledge was handed down to them. Students use new digital media to enhance the ways in which they can learn and understand, thus improving the learning process. It also addresses the challenges of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners. Instructional technologies such as computer-based instruction, computer-based testing, distance learning, interactive video, and intelligent instructional technologies are covered. 

Certificate: 3 courses
Master's Degree: 8 courses
Doctoral Degree: 64 hours

TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST with a Special Education focus prepares educators to better understand technology and how to use it in their classroom or workplace. Learn about emerging technologies and their implications on teaching and learning. 

Certificate: 3 courses
Endorsement: 6 courses
Master's Degree: 8 courses


Fall Session I: August 28, 2017  8 weeks
Fall Session II: October 23, 2017 8 weeks
Spring I: January 16, 2018 8 weeks
Spring II: March 12, 2018 8 weeks

Cost: $299 per credit hour or $1,196 per course, represents a 35% discount for CPS teachers.

For full consideration, please contact Dr. Fuller two weeks prior to the start of each session.

Our programs prepare you to:
  • Understand the ways in which students can be active designers of their own knowledge.
  • Develop skills in new digital media to enhance the ways students learn and improve the learning process.
  • Succeed as educators in PK-16 and training/learning development industries and organizations around the world. 
Accreditation

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a fully accredited university by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

For more information on the program please email or call:
Dr. Mila Thomas Fuller
Assistant Director of Online Learning
217-300-2725
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How to Apply
If you are ready to apply please select "apply" located at the bottom of the page or begin the application process here. Please refer to the list below when applying.

Program of Interest
Education, Policy, Organization and Leadership (for LDL and Technology Specialist)
Curriculum and Instruction (for the BESL endorsement only)

Degree 

Doctoral Degree   EDDU (online) 
Master's Degree    EDMU (online)
Certificate             NDEU Non-Degree (online)
Endorsement        Online Non-Degree Bilingual Endorsement - NDEU

Concentration
Learning Design and Leadership (for LDL or Technology Specialist)
Curriculum and Instruction (for Bilingual and ESL only)

Area of Study
LDL: Bilingual
LDL: Learning Design and Leadership (General)
LDL: Technology Specialist
Bilingual and ESL Endorsement