Patrick Schwarz

Title:

Professor, Teacher Preparation, Diversity in Learning & Teaching Program

Programs/Classes Taught:

M.A.T. in Special Education
M.Ed. in Special Education
C.A.S. in Special Education
B.A. in Special Education
Ed.D. in Disability and Equity in Education

Collaborative and Consultative Teaming and Teaching
Social Emotional Supports
Individualized Curriculum and Instruction
Introduction to Students with Special Education Needs
Inclusive Education Workshops
Universal Design and Differentiation Workshops
Collaboration and Co-Teaching Workshops
Positive Behavior Supports Workshops and Transition Workshops

Areas of Expertise:

School and Community Inclusive Education
Universal Design, Differentiation, Curricular Adaptations and Inclusive Curricular Design
Innovative and Transformational Leadership
Collaboration and Co-Teaching
Positive Behavior Supports
Transition
Austism
Students with Significant Challenges
Student Fascination and Interest Areas

Biography:

Dr. Patrick Schwarz is a dynamic and engaging professor, author, motivational speaker and leader in Education (Inclusive Education, Special Education, General Education, Educational Leadership) and Human Services. He is a professor at National-Louis University, Chicago. He is the author of The upcoming book, From Possibility to Success, in addition to From Disability to Possibility, You’re Welcome (with Paula Kluth), Just Give Him the Whale (with Paula Kluth) and Pedro’s Whale (with Paula Kluth).

Education:

Ph.D. in Special Education and Educational Leadership, University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.S. in Special Education and Educational Leadership, University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.S. in Behavioral Disabilities and Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research and Interests:

My research is continual and involves all of my areas of expertise: School and Community Inclusive Education, Universal Design, Differentiation, Curricular Adaptations and Inclusive Curricular Design, Innovative and Transformational Leadership, Collaboration and Co-Teaching, Positive Behavior Supports, Transition, Austism, Students with Significant Challenges, Student Fascination and Interest Areas

Contact Information:

Email: pschwarz@nl.edu

Phone:  224 233 2596

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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