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Sara K. Schneider


Sara K. Schneider, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Teacher Leadership Endorsement and M.Ed.
School of Advanced Professional Programs
Co-Chair of the Faculty, 2015-2016
Senator, 2012-2014
National College of Education

Programs/Classes Taught:


CIL 531: Cross-Cultural Education 

EDL 510Leadership and Organization Development in Schools 

EDL 530: Supporting Teaching and Learning Through Mentoring and Coaching  

ELE 545: Methods for Teaching Arts Education 

ELE 547: Methods for Teaching Physical Education and Health 

ESR 531: Exploring Action Research 

ESR 532Engaging in Action Research 

ESR 533Continuing Action Research 

ESR 534Completing Action Research 

FND 509: Building on Education Foundations 

TLA 535: Teacher as Leader Seminar I 

TLA 536: Teacher as Leader Seminar II 

TLA 541: Assessing Teaching and Learning: Introduction to Assessment 

TLA 542: Linking Assessment, Teaching, and Learning: Field Study 

TLA 578: Developing School Cultures 

TLA 579: Engaging with Critical Multicultural Perspectives 

TLA 588: Constructing Curriculum for Engaging the Whole Learner 

TLA 589: Differentiating for Diverse Learners 

TLA 591Meeting Complex Challenges of Contemporary Classrooms: Field Study 

TLA 594: Examining Curriculum Perspectives: Independent Study 

Areas of Expertise:

Culturally Diverse, Arts-Infused, and Inclusive Classrooms

Teacher Training in Adaptive Yoga and Kinesthetic Learning

Teacher Leadership and Coaching

Adult Learning Experience Design

Change Management

Action Research


to come


Ph.D., New York University

B.A., Yale University

Research and Interests:

to come

Contact Information:


    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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