Recognizing the importance of professional development, Aurora University collaborates with a number of institutions to provide teacher in-service opportunities as part of the Collaborating Academic Partnership Program (CAPP). Through these efforts with more than 100 school districts, regional offices of education, and cultural and educational institutions, Aurora University provides tailored staff development resources to 2,700 teachers each year.
In 2013, Aurora University began partnering with the Social Studies School Service to extend this successful model to a wider audience. Students enrolling via the Social Studies School Service are able to receive an official Aurora University transcript documenting their courses.
Aurora University has been committed to the transformative power of learning since its founding in 1893, and has educated thousands of successful professionals, including countless teachers and district administrators. The university annually enrolls more than 4,900 degree-seeking students at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. In addition to its main campus in Aurora, Illinois, the university offers courses online, at its George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois.
Up to nine (9) semester hours of graduate coursework taken through the Aurora University Collaborating Academic Partnership Program may be applied, upon initial enrollment, to Aurora University advanced degree programs with the approval of the appropriate master's degree chairperson. Aurora University is fully accredited by the North Central Association.
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Aurora University at the bachelor, master's and doctoral levels. You can read more about the university here. Aurora University's education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Social Studies School Service Students: Next Steps
If you have been connected to Aurora University via the Social Studies School Service, click here to begin the online registration process. You will be taken to the university’s WebAdvisor system, where you will access the Continuing Education link to register and submit payment via our secure servers.
If you need to withdraw from your course(s), Aurora University will issue a full refund (100%) for courses dropped before the start of the second week of class, (no later than the 7th day of the course including the start date). There is no refund thereafter. Please remember to use your WebAdvisor username and password in order to log in and drop your course(s). If you need assistance, please contact the School of Education Professional Development/CAPP Program at (630) 844-3845.
Transcript Requests and Transcript Questions for Social Studies School Service Students
Once you have completed your course, please submit your transcript request by accessing the Students link through WebAdvisor. Please allow two to three weeks for grades to be posted to your transcripts once your course is complete.
Questions may be directed to Kathie Kurns, CAPP Coordinator, at (630) 844-3845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.