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Grad Courses for Teachers

Benedictine University and The Connecting Link have provided quality-learning opportunities for educators since 2013.


About The Connecting Link

Founded in 1981 by educators for educators, The Connecting Link offers engaging and relevant courses designed to meet the professional learning needs of educators and their school districts.

Our mission is to help educators enhance the teaching practice to positively impact student learning. We provide strategies and tools that professionals need to be successful among ever-changing challenges and opportunities in education. Our courses are developed in accordance with multiple sets of national standards and contain current educational research. They are designed at the graduate level and are suitably presented with adult learning principles in mind.

Core Features:

Relevant Curriculum
We are constantly researching and developing new and relevant courses to keep you at the top of your class.
Professional Instructors
Our instructors are experts in their fields of study and focused on delivering consistent results to our students.
Multiple Delivery Formats
Choose between online self-paced, structured or more traditional on-site classroom formats.
Happy Students
We focused on our students' success and it shows with excellent pass rates and returns.


Courses Provide Educators:

  • Relevant and engaging content
  • Formats to fit your schedule
  • Instructors with proven subject matter expertise
  • University-approved credits to renew your certificate and move up the salary schedule
  • Great customer support
  • Learning that transfers to your classroom

Course Formats:

  • Online structured courses 4 or 8 weeks
  • Online self-paced courses up to 12 weeks
  • Site-based courses with flexible time & locations
Over 40 courses available! Learn more, visit:



“I LOVE the self-paced format. Life is hectic with work, children, elderly parents who need care and anything else we try to squeeze in. I like that I can decide, for example, this week I will complete two milestones and next week none since next week is going to be crazy frantic. I am enjoying your class ENORMOUSLY.”

—Denise L.

Learn More 

RSVP for an information session or to schedule a campus visit. You can also learn more by contacting or (630) 829-2277, or by filling out the form below.

Adult and Professional Education

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