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Lee Tate


Assistant Professor
Early Childhood Education
Program Coordinator, Teach For America

Programs/Classes Taught:

ENG 210 Children’s Literature for Educators
EDU 300 Teacher Education Practicum
EDU 350 Teacher Preparation Curriculum and Assessment
ECE 502 High Quality Child Care for Infants and Toddlers
ECE 504 Human Development: Infancy and Childhood
ECE 591 Early Childhood Alternative Licensure Seminar
RLL 535 Foundations of Emergent Literacy
and other graduate level courses in Early Childhood Education

Areas of Expertise:

Curriculum Development, Professional Development, Social and Emotional Learning, Developmental Screenings, Adult Education, Classroom Management and Organization, Behavior Management, and Curriculum and Assessment


Mr. Tate has been in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1994.  His experience as an educator includes teacher of prekindergarten through primary grades, Education Coordinator, Disabilities Coordinator, Curriculum Specialist, Director of Education, cooperating teacher, new teacher mentor, Adjunct Professor, and Educational Consultant.  In addition, he has written and presented many professional development trainings for teachers of children birth to age 8.  Mr. Tate is an Assistant Professor in the Early Childhood department and is the Program Coordinator for the Teach For America partnership. 


Ed.S, Adult Education, Walden University

Master of Arts, Early Childhood Education, Roosevelt University

Bachelor of Arts, Human Development, North Park University

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
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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
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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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