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Welcome to the Department of Literacy, Leadership, and Development

Our programs include a strong emphasis on reflection and skill development and the ability to effectively apply theory in professional settings. Our aim is to prepare students for strategic leadership in educational and corporate organizations, and to train effective leaders and change agents. The curriculum highlights an integrated and interdisciplinary skill-based focus on leadership and administrative development. The programs build a strong sense of community by understanding and celebrating the diversity of the people and communities served by our faculty, graduates and students. Our faculty and students are comprised of professionals with widely diverse interests, expertise and experience. We take great pride in our alumni who serve in schools, universities and businesses throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.  

The Department of Literacy, Leadership, and Development offers the following programs: