Featured Exhibit

A Worthy Calling: 125+ Years of Preparing Teachers

More than 125 years after its chartering, the institution known since 1957 as Northern Illinois University continues to prepare excellent teachers with the professional knowledge, abilities and passion demanded by current and future stakeholders.

Whether in the one-room schoolhouses that crowded the Prairie State for much of our first half-century or in the cutting-edge, high-tech classrooms of today, graduates of the NIU College of Education have applied their transferable skills in ways that manifest or anticipate contemporary best practices.

NIU’s legacy of teacher preparation encompasses the foundational – what we teach, the methods of teaching and its tools – as well as the theoretical concepts including classroom management and differentiation of instruction.

If you are interested in a guided or group tour, please call 815-753-1236.

Contact Us

Blackwell History of Education Museum
Gabel Hall - lower level
(inside the Learning Center)
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1258 (fax)


By appointment only

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