College of Education Facts

1,282
undergraduate students

1,174
graduate students

U.S. News & World Report ranked our online graduate programs
No. 28, earning a tenth consecutive spot among the nation's top 10%.

8 Undergraduate Programs

15 Master's Programs

7 Doctoral Programs

1 Accelerated Integrated Degree Program

1 Educational Specialist Program

10 Minors

28 Certificates and Endorsements

69,629
credit hours delivered

#2
Second-largest provider of teachers in Illinois

722
degrees awarded


$172,371
awarded in scholarships


$2,426,278
received in new grants

55,027
living College of Education Alumni

Over 62% 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

83
Tenured/Tenure
Track Faculty


5
Presidential
Professors

3
Endowed
Professorships

6
Fullbright
Scholars 

205
Faculty Authored
Publications

Contact Us

Dean's Office
General Information
815-753-1949
cedu@niu.edu
Graham Hall 321

Student Success
815-753-8352
coestudentsuccess@niu.edu
Gabel Hall 138

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