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

Website disclaimer

Although the Monarch Center will close on October 31, 2014, in order to provide some assistance to users who are preparing grant proposals, the Website will continue to be available through January 15, 2015. Please look under Technical Assistance: Products: State Directory of Resources (DOoRs) and under Professional Library for additional links to reports and websites. [Please be aware that the information contained in this website was last updated in 2013.]
We highly recommend that you visit the IRIS Center, http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu, as they provide a wide range of resources and materials to support professional development in the field of special education.
If you need information specific to Minority Serving Institutions, please contact Dr. Dawn Ellis at OSEP at Dawn.Ellis@ed.gov