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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What's Happening

Center for Literacy Continues to Grow

The Center for Literacy moved to a new location in the Christopher Center this year. In anticipation of future growth, an expansion was deemed necessary in order to accommodate the needs of both teachers and learners. Simultaneous with its move to a new space, the Center’s administrative team has...

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Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation and Concordia-Chicago Partnering to Benefit Area Lutheran Schools

Last year, when the Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation (CLEF) received a generous gift to support its mission of empowering Lutheran schools in Chicago to deliver academic excellence, CLEF turned to Concordia University Chicago for assistance in implementing the strategic initiative,...

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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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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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Summer 2018 Australia travel program will explore global perspectives on reading education

International Perspectives on Reading and Literacy EducationTen-Day Travel Course to AustraliaJuly-early August, 2018 (exact travel dates TBA) Concordia University Chicago is pleased to announce the 2018 ten-day travel course to Australia. This special travel course, designed for students of...

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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 Specialization

Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership with a specialization 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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