Rankings and Recognition
NIU's College of Education continues the institution's 100-year history of preparing professional educators for the region and nation. There are over 54,000 College of Education alumni, and over 67 percent live in Illinois. One of every five superintendents in Illinois is an NIU graduate, one out of every nine principals in Illinois is an NIU graduate and one out of every 16 teachers in Illinois is an NIU graduate.
College of Education Earns National Rankings
U.S. News and World Report
- Best Online Graduate Education Programs: NIU’s College of Education ranks #28 nationally.
College of Education Earns Academic Prestige
- Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP): Since 1954, the programs in the College of Education have been continuously accredited by CAEP (formerly NCATE), a mark of distinction for meeting national professional standards.
- Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP): Since 1989, the College of Education counseling programs have been accredited by CACREP.
- Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER): Since 1984, the College of Education Vision programs have been accredited by AER.