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Fairview South #72

Principal Francisco Perez talks about the impact of the CPELL program in the Fairview district.


Skokie School District #68

Superintendent Frances McTague discusses being a new partner in the CPELL program.


Aptakisic-Tripp #102

Assistant Superintendent Bob Hudson shares the value of CPELL in the Aptakisic-Tripp school district and community.


About Us

CPELL is a federally funded Department of Education/Office of English Language Acquisition grant program (grant # T365Z12006) located within the Loyola University Chicago School of Education.

Apply Now!

Applications are now being accepted for the final cohort of the Loyola CPELL program. We are pleased to offer the ESL endorsement option for this cohort.

This endorsement is critical for teachers who wish to better serve all students within their schools and district. Space is limited.  Learn about the Program and Apply Now!

District partners with two or more CPELL scholars benefit not only from graduate educational programs, but through delivery of data-driven professional development and parent programming. There are also opportunities to build capacity and enrich the entire educational community.

  • Earn an ESL endorsement (18 hours) with a 50% discount on Loyola's tuition.
  • Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2017. Space is limited.
  • Application deadline is February 1, 2017.
  • Classes are held at the Vernon Hills (Cuneo) campus beginning May 2017 and ending May 2018.