Educator Licensure and Preparation


We have 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. 


Northern Illinois University has earned national accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) by demonstrating excellence in the area of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact and capacity for continuous improvement.

CAEP accredited provider. Excellence in educator preparation accreditation.

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Office of Educator Licensure and Preparation
Williston Hall 320