National Louis University

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools Partner Program

The National Louis University is an inclusive, innovative community providing educational opportunities that inspire and empower all learners as they prepare for and advance in meaningful lives and productive careers.

Today, NLU is the outcome of and testament to the vision of our founders. It is a contemporary university committed to innovation and best practices in both undergraduate and graduate education. A university that excels in creating learning communities where theory complements practice, NLU sustains an 125-year tradition of access to higher education for first-generation and urban university students who want to make a lasting impact in their lives and in their communities.

The National College of Education (NCE) is the largest and oldest of the colleges that form National Louis University. We have been a pioneering and innovative force in new teacher preparation, educator advancement, and educational leadership. Our programs prepare educators to make a difference in schools and in the lives of students. The National College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


·       Reduced tuition for ESL and LBS 1 endorsements

·       Professional development courses offered at a reduced rate

·       Several Scholarships for educators including:

·       15% Alumni Scholarship

·       15% Community Heroes Award

Diversity in Literacy Leaders Scholarship


Name: William Vavrin

Position: Outreach Development Specialist

Address: 122 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603

Phone Number: 312-261-3434