TIDE course participation is limited to individuals who hold a valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL). Substitute teaching license holders (SUB) are not eligible. Educators need not live or work in DuPage County to take TIDE courses.
Courses offered via our university partnerships with Aurora University, Benedictine University, Lewis University, National-Louis University and University of St. Francis produce semester hours of graduate school credit. Course work completed is documented on university partner official transcripts of academic performance.
Current tuition rates for Aurora and Benedictine Universities are $175 per semester credit; e.g., a three-credit course would have a tuition cost of $525.00. Tuition rates for Lewis University and University of St. Francis are $225.00 per semester credit. Tuition rates vary with the course at National-Louis University. Tuition rates are printed in the TIDE Course Catalog. Financial Aid is not available for TIDE courses.
Text and Material Fees. Unless otherwise specified, textbooks are required at the student’s expense. Once the student’s course registration is completed a confirmation email from the DuPage Regional Office of Education TIDE program will identify required textbooks. Course materials fees are in addition to textbooks and are determined depending on the nature of the course. The material fee, if required will be included in the tuition price listed in the catalog and online for each course and will be paid at the time of registration.
The DuPage Regional Office of Education’s TIDE program seeks to offer Educators a variety of courses which lead to endorsements on their Teaching Licenses. The endorsement sequence include reading, ESL, Special Education (LBS1), Early Childhood/Special Education, Director of Special Education and Teaching with Technology.
Reading Endorsement Information
ESL-Bilingual Endorsement Information
Learning Behaviors Specialist (LBS1) Endorsement Information
Teaching With Technology Endorsement
Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement
Director of Special Education Endorsement
Middle Level Teaching Endorsement
New Cohort Formations
If you are interested in being placed on a list to form a new cohort, please complete and submit this TIDE Endorsement Offerings Survey.
New Endorsement Cohorts are always forming. Should you be interested in hosting a cohort in your district please contact Jim Battle or D’Arcy Greenleaf for more information. A minimum of 15 students is required to open a cohort.