Center for Literacy
The Center for Literacy at Concordia University Chicago provides a space to engage in meaningful, innovative and instructive community-based literacy practices for youth and adults by connecting students and faculty with the greater Chicago-area community.
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Concordia-Chicago Center for Literacy’s Reading Club builds critical learning skills for children 7 to 17

When the Reading Club kids show up at Concordia University Chicago, the whole campus buzzes with energy. In bringing together curious children of various sizes and gifted graduate students with a passion for teaching kids, Concordia-Chicago's Center for Language and Literacy is helping young...

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Summer Writing Institute to launch innovative writing program for middle- and secondary-school teachers, students

Concordia University Chicago's Center for Language and Literacy will host a summer writing institute this June. The program is open to students desiring to sharpen their writing skills, as well as to area educators who want to develop advanced-level classroom strategies for teaching...

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New Center for Literacy benefits area children and adults

The event was designed to celebrate the accomplishments of the first group of children to take part in the Center's Jumping into Multiliteracies (JiM) program, partially funded by Youth Services of the Oak Park and River Forest Townships. Current students of the program presented what they had...

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Our Programs

Jumping into Multiliteracies (JiM) Class

JiM Class coaches provide guidance and expertise to students as they make sense of the different media they use and the content they chose to explore. The program is designed to have a deep, meaningful and lasting impact on the literacy development of the participating students. The strength...

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EXCELerated Adolescent Literacy Club

EXperience-based Students engage in a variety of activities in which they use and create texts—traditional, digital, oral, and visual, among others—to address social justice issues impacting their lives and the lives around them. Choice Students have multiple opportunities to make choices about the...

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LLINK: Language and Literacy Integration for the Negotiation of Knowledge

Teachers and administrators in participating schools are offered a holistic, inclusive and innovative literacy and language development framework. The project supports curricular alignment, pedagogical integration and support for English Language Learners (including native English speakers) in...

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CUC grad students go "down under" for global perspective on reading education

As part of a master's program in reading education, Concordia University Chicago grad students trekked to Australia in July 2012 to gain international perspectives on reading and literacy education. Through the course EDU 6291, Roles, Relationships and Ethics of the Reading Specialist, Dara...

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Earn Your Degree in Reading Education

MA, Reading Specialist K-12

Concordia University Chicago's master of arts in reading education program provides a theoretical and practical framework for literacy instruction and assessment within an emphasis on current research. 

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EdD/PhD, Leadership: Reading, Language and Literacy

Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership: reading, language and literacy provides a theoretical and practical framework for literacy instruction and assessment within an emphasis on current research. 

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