Education and Counseling Center

DePaul University

About the ECC

The Education and Counseling Center provides quality and affordable educational and counseling services to children and adolescents while simultaneously preparing socially responsive counselors and educators to utilize evidence-based practices in their respective professions.

Educational : Level 1

Students in 6th grade through 12th grade partner with DePaul pre-service teachers in our level 1 educational services. Tutoring and homework help is available in subject specific areas, such as math, reading & writing, and science. Tutoring across curriculum may also focus on study skills, organization and time management, and strategies for academic success. No formal assessment is needed to participate in level 1 educational services. Parents are asked to commit to 4 weekly sessions at a time.

Educational: Level 2

Literacy Assessment and Remediation services are provided through the Literacy and Specialized Instruction program. DePaul graduate students, obtaining an endorsement as Reading Specialists, meet with children and teens with identified reading difficulties. Sessions vary in length based on the academic quarter, course offering and student's age. Curriculum-based measures are used to monitor students progress on a weekly basis. At the end of the session, a written report detailing the instructional interventions used and students progress is provided. Parents are asked to commit to the entire practicum schedule. Screening or previous evaluation is required to participate in level 2 educational services.

Counseling Services:

Counseling provided by DePaul counseling program graduate students supporting children and teens in short-term, solution focused counseling.

Professional Development:

College of Education faculty and staff provide professional development trainings on a monthly basis with an interest in supporting professional counselors and educators. CEU and CPDU credit is available. Topics vary based on availability and interest.

Education and Counseling Center

2247 N Halsted Ave Suite 100

Chicago IL 60614