The Department of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies and its faculty have collaborated with organizations to enrich educational institutions and public service initatives. Read more about our established partnerships below. 

Dr. Kenneth N. Addison Lecture for Multicultural Education & Social Justice

The Addison Lecture is an annual event that the Educational Foundations program spearheads, along with the support of other programs, departments, and units throughout the university to celebrate, and grapple with, the intersections of cultural pluralism, multicultural education, social justice, advocacy and activism

Amundsen High School Partnership

The College of Education is proud to work on the Amundsen High School Partnership to enhance the educational experience of its students. In the past two years, NEIU faculty members have worked with Amundsen’s teachers to develop curriculum and improve instructional effectiveness.

Bronzeville Neighborhood Research Project

The Bronzeville Neighborhood Research Project is a collaboration of student, faculty and community researchers at Northeastern Illinois University’s Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies. The mission of the project is to examine the rich history and culture of the Bronzeville community.

Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce

The Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce and Grassroots Forum (CGCT) is a Chicago-based organization that seeks to empower K-16 students by creating local, culturally relevant, justice-based curriculum that originates from students' and families' lives, their cultures, histories and communities.

Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project

The is Prison Neighborhood Arts Project (P+NAP) a visual arts and humanities project that connects teaching artists and scholars to people at Stateville Prison through classes, workshops and guest lectures. Classes offered include subjects ranging from poetry, visual arts, film study to history.

Grow Your Own Teachers

The Grow Your Own Teachers initiative is an innovative partnership of community organizations, higher education institutions, and school districts that supports parents, community members, and paraprofessionals in low-income communities to become highly qualified teachers. 

Illinois Writing Project

The Illinois Writing Project provides professional development on teaching writing, reading, and the application of both skills for learning across the curriculum and across whole schools.

Successful Pathways from School to Work

Northeastern Professor Nicole E. Holland, in collaboration with Raquel Farmer-Hinton (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee) were recently awarded a three-year grant through the Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization, which funds the Successful Pathways from School to Work research initiative. Their work is titled "Paving Postsecondary Pathways in Small, Urban High Schools: Developing the School, College, and Career Connections for Young Women of Color."

Team Englewood Partnership

he Spring 2014 semester marked the inaugural dual enrollment program connecting Northeastern Illinois University with the Team Englewood Partnership (TEP), a Chicago Public School on Chicago's South Side.

Progressive Education Consortium

In the fall of 2013, the Progressive Education Consortium was established to explore questions that are often missing from most current professional development and many teacher preparation programs.

AACTE Networked Improvement Community (NIC): Changing the Demographic Makeup of the Teaching Workforce

NEIU's Goodwin College of Education (GCOE) is participating in a new initiative sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE). The GCOE was one of 10 AACTE member institutions selected from over 50 applications for the inaugural AACTE Networked Improvement Community (NIC)--Changing the Demographic of the Teaching Workforce.