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Educator Licensure and Preparation


Northern Illinois University has 37 nationally recognized licensure programs to prepare you for a career in education. Our programs are designed to meet the ever-changing needs of our vital service region and the teachers and students we serve. We are deeply committed to preparing teachers for the classrooms of today and tomorrow. 

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New edTPA course offering for Spring 2017: OELP 201 Introduction to the edTPA

This course is designed for students who have been accepted into a teacher licensure program at Northern Illinois University or who are seeking licensure in Illinois but have not completed the state mandated edTPA. The purpose of the course is to explore the requirements and expectations of the edTPA. Included is an explanation of the various tasks of the edTPA including planning, instruction, assessment, academic language and identifying evidence of practice. Students will become familiar with available edTPA resources.

PRQ: Proof of enrollment in educator licensure program at NIU or valid out of state teaching license.

100% Pass Rate on the edTPA!

Office of Educator Licensure and Preparation

Williston Hall 320
Phone: 815-753-0846