CLAS Educator Licensure


Want to teach at a high school?

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) provides programs leading to an Illinois Professional Educator License (teacher certification) at the secondary level, grades 9 – 12 in the following nine subject areas.  The NIU CLAS-Educator Licensure programs provide a rigorous and sequenced course of clinicals and course work that lead to your success in passing the state-required edTPA test  and then getting a teaching job.

100% of all CLAS educator candidates in spring 2016 passed the edTPA!

For information on a specific program, its course of study and how to apply, go to the program websites:

For information on the general requirements for getting an Illinois Professional Educator License, including testing requirements, go to the website for the University Office for Educator License and Preparation.

Already hold an Illinois Professional Educator License? We can help you add secondary level endorsements in these content areas. 

Are you interested in a middle level (6 -8) license or endorsement? NIU offers these as well through its College of Education.

Contact Us

(815) 753-0346 
Zulauf Hall 215

NIU Educator Licensure Conceptual Framework