Chicago Teachers Union Foundation &
National Louis University

Earn your credentials in a high-demand endorsement program today.

Chicago Teachers Union Foundation Quest Center and National Louis University are partnering to offer you the opportunity to earn additional knowledge and qualifications in high-need areas, specifically special education (learning behavior specialist LBS1) and reading. Also, if you’re interested in teaching in a different grade level, you can do so through NLU’s subsequent endorsement program!

Why NLU and the CTUF Quest Center?

Through your experiences with the Quest Center and as a Chicago Public School educator, you understand the importance of continued professional development. Our partnership with NLU brings you high-quality, career-focused programs and courses that will enable you to strengthen your assessment and curriculum development skills and prepare you to fill specialized, in-demand positions in CPS schools.

NLU is a leader in providing quality education for adult learners and prides itself on understanding the complex lives of teachers and works to meet their professional and personal needs. No matter which program you choose, you can always expect the following:

  • Expert Faculty—Learn from faculty with deep experience in PreK-12 education
  • Clear and Predictable Schedules—Know your schedule and time to completion from day one
  • Convenient and Flexible Delivery—Choose between classes offered in blended formats, with both face-to-face and online sessions, or 100% online

All of your courses will be offered through NLU’s National College of Education. The National College of Education (NCE) has a long-standing reputation for its education programs. Since 1886, NLU has trained thousands of teachers and administrators and continues to graduate the majority of winners of the Golden Apple Award, one of the most prestigious teaching and leadership honors in the state. NCE graduates are currently teachers and administrators in approximately 40% of Illinois public schools and over 75% of CPS schools. On average, NCE teachers collectively impact the lives of over 60,000 students every year.

Winter term classes beging February 24, 2020

Contact Wendy Gaeding at or call 847-947-5037 to learn more about NLU, the National College of Education, and our partnership with the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation Quest Center.

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