Exceeds standards for educating educators
Northern Illinois University and the College of Education maintain accreditation with leading commissions to ensure that you receive a high-quality education.
Northern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). NIU is included in the Research Universities – High Research Activity category of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
The College of Education is accredited by The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to offer teacher education programs which are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.
The programs in counseling have received Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation since 1989, and our athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).