About Us (CPELL-1)


Chicagoland Partners for English Language Learners (CPELL) is housed within the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago. Operating on a five-year, 2-million dollar federal grant, this second generation CPELL program builds on the accomplishments achieved in the first grant and expands to encompass an even greater reach in the 2012-2017 program period


Dedicated to the continuing education and support of the efforts of teachers, administrators, and parents of ESL students within the partner districts, there are several key components to CPELL that are integral to the success of the iterative process. School administrators and faculty receive data-driven professional development to address specific concerns in the schools where they teach. Parent workshops are also data-driven programs designed to assist ESL parents in their quest to best support their child as they navigate the U.S. school system. Furthermore, CPELL offers a tuition benefit to teachers within the partner district schools to encourage teachers to pursue either their M.Ed. in English Language Teaching and Learning with an ESL endorsement or to attain their ESL endorsement only.  By building capacity with this comprehensive approach, the schools and their families can work together to maximize the benefits for the ESL students and promote academic equity and success.


For all inquires please email CPELL@luc.edu or call 312-915-6318.