College of Education Facts

1,186
undergraduate students

1,196
graduate students

U.S. News & World Report ranked our online graduate programs
No. 9, earning a seventh consecutive spot among the nation's top 10.

8 Undergraduate Programs

15 Master's Programs

6 Doctoral Programs

1 Accelerated Integrated Degree Program

1 Educational Specialist Program

7 Minors

29 Certificates and Endorsements

710
degrees awarded

100% edTPA pass rate
the mandatory licensure state test for all teacher candidates


Over $234,135
awarded in scholarships


$879,555
recieved in new grants

54,491
living College of Education Alumni

Over 67 percent of them live in Illinois


1 out of every 5 superintendents in Illinois is an NIU graduate


1 out of every 9 principals in Illinois is an NIU graduate


1 out of every 16 teachers in Illinois is an NIU graduate

86
Tenured/Tenure
Track Faculty


5
Presidential
Professors

3
Endowed
Professorships

5
Fullbright
Scholars 

166
Faculty Authored
Publications

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General Information
Phone 815-753-1949
Graham Hall 321

Student Services
Phone 815-753-8352
Gabel Hall 138

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