At the College of Education, we’re continuing NIU’s 100-year tradition of preparing educators for the region and nation. Our more than 55,000 alumni continue to make an impact on the educational landscape in Illinois and beyond. Their success is proof of the high quality of our programs, which are nationally recognized for their excellence.
U.S. News and World Report has ranked us among the best education schools in the nation for several consecutive years. They’ve also ranked our programs among the best online graduate education programs in the U.S. for more than a decade.
Money.com recognized us in its inaugural ranking of Best Education Master’s Programs for Your Money. This ranking was based on affordability, employment outcomes and typical graduate earnings.
Since 1954, our programs have been continuously accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE), a mark of distinction for meeting national professional standards.
Individual programs have received additional accreditation:
Board of Trustee Professor
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Distinguished Engagement Professor
Presidential Teaching Professor
Presidential Engagement Professor
Distinguished Graduate Faculty
Excellence in Online Teaching
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching