Academic Programs


Master's Programs


Curriculum and Instruction

Literacy Education (English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Focus)

Literacy Education (Reading Focus)

  • Reading Specialist Certification (M.S.Ed. degree holders)


Master's of Arts in Teaching - Elementary Education with initial licensure (NIU Naperville)

Doctoral Program


Curriculum and Instruction


  • Science, Social Studies, and Environmental Education Integration
  • Literacy Education (Reading Emphasis or Bilingual/ESL Emphasis)
  • Curriculum Leadership

"After going through the NIU College of Education, I became a much more open-minded and accepting individual. The college has excellent professors who are knowledgeable and passionate about what they teach. They're dedicated to making you a well-rounded educator, and their dedication and passion toward their subjects inspires your imagination and creativity. I use so much of what I learned in college each day."by Dezirae Bruns, B.S.Ed., Elementary Education, First Grade Teacher, Glen Ellyn School District 41