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National-Louis University is a Chicago-based multi-campus institution with a strong history of preparing teachers and educational leaders. Currently operates campuses in Chicago, Elgin, Skokie, Lisle and Wheeling Illinois as well as in McLean, Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin, Florida and Nowy Sacz, Poland. Innovations include inspiring the founding of the PTA, and pioneering multi-campus and cohort educational models for non-traditional students. Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works. Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government... Incorporated City in 1854. ... Incorporated Village in 1888. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... Wheeling is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Boundaries of the McLean CDP as of 2003. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... PTA may refer to: Parent-Teacher Association, a voluntary organisation bringing together parents and teachers plasma thromboplastin antecedent, another name for Factor XI Preferential Trade Arrangement This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

National-Louis University started as Miss Harrison's Training School, which was founded in 1886 by Elizabeth Harrison to train "Kindergarteners," young women who began the early childhood education movement. The university's name was changed to the Chicago Kindergarten College (1893), the National Kindergarten College (1912), and then the National College of Education (1930). The National College of Education championed the concept of kindergarten teaching in America and was one of the first teacher’s colleges in the country to offer a four-year program culminating in the bachelor of education degree. It was the first Illinois institution to offer the bachelor's degree for elementary teachers. 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... A kindergarten classroom in Afghanistan. ...

The National College of Education became National-Louis University in 1990 with a donation from trustee and benefactor Michael W. Louis. The Louis gift, a major financial gift that spearheaded the transition from college to university, is among the largest to private education in the state of Illinois.

Three colleges comprise National-Louis University: National College of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Management and Business.

Notable alumni

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External links and references

  • Official website
  • Maps of the Chicagoland campuses
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