National College of Education

Build your education on a strong foundation. Learn more about NCE's undergraduate programs.

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National College of Education

Expand your career. NCE’s graduate program offerings will further develop your skills and open doors of opportunity.

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National College of Education

Make an impact in your field and community. NCE’s doctoral programs produce effective and innovative leaders who foster meaningful change.

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National College of Education

Add expertise beyond your degree. NCE offers licensure and endorsement options in specialized fields of study.

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The National College of Education

Founded in 1886, the National College of Education (NCE) at National Louis University is one of the oldest and most respected schools of education in the country. At all levels, undergraduate to doctoral, we prepare educators to make a difference in schools and in the lives of students. Learn more about NCE’s programs:

Who We Are

Founded by pioneering education reformer Elizabeth Harrison, NCE has always been a leader in progressive education. We might be one of the oldest schools of education in the country, but we’re also one of the most innovative. We believe that the most effective teaching methodologies are backed by solid research. The results have been impressive. NCE research and advocacy created the kindergarten movement in America, established bachelor's degrees for elementary school teachers, founded the PTA and laid the groundwork for the Head Start program. And 60 NCE-educated teachers have won the Illinois Golden Apple Award, more than any other school of education in the state.

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Partnerships and Research Centers

NCE takes an active role in continuously improving the education system in America. Our faculty receives funding and support to develop new ways of reaching students and strengthening the teaching profession through independent centers of research and education.

If you are already a teacher or are considering an education degree, we welcome you to join the NCE community and apply today.

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632

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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632

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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632

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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632

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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632

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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

     

     

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581

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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658

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