Professional Development Opportunities


Young Adult Literature Conference




Inquiry and Design


Units for Books


Teacher Reading


CenterSpace Workshops




Tuition-Free Reading Endorsement

Don't miss out on a great opportunity! The Center for College Access and Success and Northeastern's Literacy Education program invite all teachers at our GEAR UP partner schools to join one of the GEAR UP Reading Endorsement Cohorts.

If accepted, tuition will be waived for all eight courses required to fulfill the State of Illinois requirement. GEAR UP pays tuition, but does not cover fees or books. Be prepared to spend about $300 on each course that you take. Here is the breakdown:

Costs and Benefits Tuition: $1,212.33 per course (Free to you!)
Fees: $216 per course (parking fees can be waived)
Books: About $100 per class



21st Century Community of Learners

Arts at the Center

Cicero-Berwyn Education Initiative


Talent Search

Upward Bound Math & Science

Experiential Learning

Motivational Interviewing

CenterSpace Workshop Calendar

Professional Development Workshop Series

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathemathics (STEM)

iMathination Conference

Inquiry and Design Institute

Young Adult Literature Conference

Bilingual/English as a Second Language Endorsements


Center Adminstration

Grant Programs

Parent Resources




Center for College
Access and Success

770 N Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
fax 312-563-7210