Welcome to the Monarch Center!

The Monarch Center was established to support special education and related service faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Institutions of Higher Education (MIHEs) in the pursuit of educational excellence and the obtainment of funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

The Monarch Center provides technical assistance, resources, and networking opportunities (at no cost to you) in pursuit of our overarching goal of affecting positive change in the lives of children with disabilities, particularly those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds.

Contact Us

Monarch Center (MC 947)
University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 West Roosevelt Rd., Suite 651
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Phone: 312.355.4317, Fax: 312.996.1427
Toll-Free: 866.323.7648

Website disclaimer

The information contained in this website was last updated in 2013. The Monarch Center will close on October 31, 2014 at which time this website will not longer be available. After that date, we recommend that you visit the center for Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) at 
If you need information specific to Minority Serving Institutions, please contact Dr. Dawn Ellis at OSEP at Dawn.Ellis@ed.gov