Roosevelt University has created a unique and groundbreaking partnership with Rockford Public Schools District 205 to provide endorsement courses and degree programs at special rates for RPS teachers and employees.
For more information, please contact Ms. Laura Lag, Assistant Dean for Graduate Admission, at 312-853-4753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roosevelt will waive all fees and provide RPS teachers with a special non-degree tuition rate that can be applied to online and face-to-face courses that count toward the LBS I and Bilingual endorsements. The special non-degree tuition rate reduces the regular tuition charge by over 55%. Information about the non-degree graduate tuition rate in the College of Education can be found on the Roosevelt University tuition website.
Get more information on the LBS I and Bilingual endorsements, or apply now for admission.
Our partnership allows RPS teachers to apply their LBS1 and Bilingual/ESL endorsement courses toward a Master of Arts degree in the following areas, substantially reducing the already low costs of these online and blended graduate degree programs.
The Master of Arts in Second Language Special Education (SLSE) prepares licensed teachers to effectively instruct English Language Learners and students with special needs. Upon completion of the online and blended program, candidates will be eligible to add both the Bilingual/ESL and LBS1 endorsements to their Illinois teaching licenses.
The Master's in Literacy Leadership (MA) prepares licensed teachers to become effective and democratic leaders in language and literacy learning. Upon completion of the online and face-to-face program in Schaumburg, candidates will be eligible to add either the reading specialist, reading teacher, or bilingual/ESL endorsement to their Illinois teaching licenses.
Our partnership also allows RPS teachers to enroll in our Dual Language Teacher Leadership Program.
The MA degree in Dual Language Teacher Leadership (DLTL) prepares teachers to teach, and lead, in dual language programs and schools. Offered online and in a unique summer residency format, the program leads to the bilingual/ESL and teacher leader endorsements. The tuition for this program is priced at just over 50% off of the standard graduate tuition rate in the College of Education.
Roosevelt offers online and face-to-face courses for licensed teachers seeking to advance their careers. College of Education degree programs and endorsement courses provide opportunities to learn from our expert faculty and school partners. Our Summer Residencies for Teachers program allows educators to earn valuable endorsements and even begin a master’s program over the summer, through a series of unique one-week courses.
Please direct your Graduate Admission inquiry to:
Assistant Dean for Graduate Admission
email@example.com or (312) 853-4753
To apply for admission, complete our application form. You must complete this application form to enroll in our LBS I and Bilingual/ESL endorsement courses. Degree seeking students will receive further information once they complete this form.
RPS teachers can pay their tuition in full or create a four-month payment plan. Payment arrangements are required to secure your enrollment in the cohort and should be made immediately after you are registered for your courses. See more about payment options.