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NEIU and CPS Partnership

Northeastern Illinois University is excited to announce the continuation of its Chicago Public Schools (CPS) partnership with the CPS Continuing Endorsement Program. The Continuing Endorsement Program offers CPS teachers a pathway to earn Illinois teaching endorsements at a reduced tuition rate. 

This collaborative project between the TED and TESOL departments, along with the Center for Access and Success and CPS, helps practicing teachers in CPS attain their ESL and/or bilingual endorsements.

To learn more about the CPS ESL-BIL program, please contact Jeanine Ntihirageza at or Gina Wells at