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In summer 2018, licensed teachers can earn an LBS I endorsement and complete coursework applicable to an MA degree through Roosevelt’s unique summer residency programs.  Each program consists of courses that meet weekly, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Laura Lag, assistant dean of College of Education, at llag@roosevelt.edu or (312) 853-4753.

Chicago Campus Summer Residencies

Summer residencies at our Chicago Campus will take place from July 9 through July 27, 2018. Teachers can enroll in one, two or three of the LBS I endorsement courses.

Choose from the following programs.

  1. The Special Education LBS I Endorsement program consists of three graduate courses focused on the assessment of students with disabilities and the characteristics of learners with physical and learning disabilities. Teachers employed by the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), can obtain cost and admission details through our online application. All other teachers should complete the Graduate Student-at-Large application.
  2. The Master of Arts in Second Language Special Education (SLSE) enables teachers to apply their LBS I and ESL/Bilingual endorsement courses to an MA degree. Teachers who enroll in this program will take the three LBS I endorsement courses in summer 2018, and then complete their degree with online courses in fall 2018 and spring 2019 and summer 2019. CPS teachers can obtain cost information and admission details through our online application. All other teachers should complete the admission application.
  3. The MA in Dual Language Teacher Leadership (DLTL) prepares teachers to teach and lead in dual language programs and schools, and provides a teacher leader endorsement in either an ESL or bilingual endorsement. A new cohort will begin in summer 2018, and will complete the first three courses within the summer residency format. Additional courses will be delivered online in fall 2018 and spring 2019, and the final three courses will be delivered face-to-face in summer 2019. This cohort program is the only one of its kind in the Midwest. Thanks to a federal grant, significant scholarship support is available for Chicago Public School teachers.
  4. The MA degree in Library Information and Technology Leadership is scheduled to launch in summer 2018 with three face-to-face classes at the Chicago Campus, utilizing the summer residency format. The new program will begin to accept admission applications as soon as approval is received from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Sign up today to receive updates on the approval and launch of the new program.
Schaumburg Campus Summer Residencies

Two summer residencies will be offered at our Schaumburg Campus beginning in June 2018.

  1. The Master of Arts in Reading with a concentration in Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) enables teachers to add either the Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist endorsement to their Illinois teaching licenses. Teachers can get started on this degree by completing the first two courses within the summer residency format — one of which is the intensive, five-week reading practicum that takes place from June 11 through July 12. Additional courses will be delivered online in fall 2018 and spring 2019, and the final three courses will be delivered face-to-face and online in summer 2019.
  2. The MA in Dual Language Teacher Leadership (DLTL) prepares educators to teach and lead in dual language programs and schools, and provides a teacher leader endorsement in either an ESL or bilingual endorsement. A new cohort will begin in Schaumburg in summer 2018, and will complete the first three courses within the summer residency format between June 11 and June 29. Additional courses will be delivered online in fall 2018 and spring 2019, with the final three courses to be delivered face-to-face in summer 2019. This cohort program is the only one of its kind in the Midwest. Thanks to a federal grant, significant scholarship support is available for teachers employed in suburban schools' districts 4, 7, 54, and 59.