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Teri Talan

Title:

Michael W. Louis Chair of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Education
Professor, Early Childhood Education

Programs/Classes Taught:

Courses in Early Childhood Education

Areas of Expertise:

Early Childhood Education Leadership

Biography:

Teri N. Talan is the Michael W. Louis Chair of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership and Professor of Early Childhood Education at National Louis University in Wheeling, Illinois.  Teri joined the McCormick Center in 2002 and the faculty of the National College of Education at NLU in 2004. Since then she has become a nationally recognized advocate for the early childhood workforce. As Senior Policy Advisor she promotes action by state and national policymakers on early childhood leadership, workforce development, and program administration issues.

She is co-author of the Program Administration Scale (PAS), Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS), and the reports, “Who’s Caring for the Kids? The Status of the Early Childhood Workforce in Illinois” and "Taking Charge of Change: A 20-Year Review of Empowering Early Childhood Administrators through Leadership Training".

Education:

Ed.D. Adult and Continuing Education, National Louis University
M.Ed. Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy, National Louis University
J.D. Northwestern University School of Law

Research and Interests:

Leadership Development
P-3 System Building
Program Quality Evaluation

Contact Information:

teri.talan@nl.edu
847.947.5060

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 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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