• 2 year program, for ECE Corps Members Only

  • Master's Degree 

  • AmeriCorps Accepted


  • Classes held in Chicago (50% ON campus and 50% online)

  • Application/enrollment begins Spring 2019

  • Educator License with Stipulations achieved August 2020

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Approximately $9,400 per year pre-americorps award (learn more HERE)

The above cost represents your estimated out-of-pocket yearly tuition pre-AmeriCorps full-time award. If you are eligible for the full-time AmeriCorps award you will be able to apply that towards your tuition to significantly reduce the out of pocket cost to $3,400 per year. For example, if you receive the AmeriCorps full-time award for 2020-21 you can expect to pay $3,400 per year for tuition (after the AmeriCorps award amount is applied).

Application Process

Application Deadlines:

  • If you confirmed your offer to join the ChiNWI corps between October 2019 - February 2020, your application deadline is March 15th, 2020

  • If you confirmed your offer to join the ChiNWI corps in March 2020 - May 2020, your application deadline is May 15th, 2020

Questions? Reach out to Steven via the #University-Partners Slack channel.