Gateways to Opportunity entitles Lewis University

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Lewis University approved as an entitled institution for Gateways to Opportunity credentials

Published: April 29, 2013.

Gateways to Opportunity has entitled Lewis University for Early Childhood Education Credential Level 5. The credentials are effective through 2018.

As an entitled institution, Lewis University students will have the opportunity to qualify for credentials as they take courses or complete a degree through the Early Childhood Education Program. Lewis University is among a very select group of institutions in Illinois to be chosen for the Gateways to Opportunity credentials. These credentials reflect multiple professional standards, including National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards. Gateways to Opportunity is an Illinois Professional Development System and is designed to provide support and guidance to practitioners who help serve children and families in Illinois.

Lewis University offers Early Childhood Education with Special Education and English as a Second Language Endorsements at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Lewis University’s Early Childhood Education program prepares educators that are specialized in intervention instruction in the early grades. It enables educators to adapt curriculum materials and teaching techniques to successfully meet the needs of all students.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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