College of Education Facts

1,302
undergraduate students

1,219
graduate students

U.S. News & World Report ranked our online graduate programs
No. 21, earning a ninth 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

9 Minors

28 Certificates and Endorsements

73,205
credit hours delivered

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

624
degrees awarded


$172,371
awarded in scholarships


$1,760,925
received in new grants

54,858
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

87
Tenured/Tenure
Track Faculty


6
Presidential
Professors

3
Endowed
Professorships

6
Fullbright
Scholars 

167
Faculty Authored
Publications