Michael Troop, Ed.D


Assistant Professor
Science Content Area Specialist
Director Southwest Network USTEP

Programs/Classes Taught:

M.A.T. in Secondary Education

SEC 510: Science Methods
SEC 525: American Urban Education FND 504/SEC 502: History and Philosophy of Education and Introduction to Secondary Methods
SEC 590: Seminar
EPS 511: Human Learning and Development in Instructional Contexts
EPS 541: Cognition and Instruction

Areas of Expertise:

Metacognition, Human Learning and Development, Urban Education, Teacher Preparation and Induction


Dr. Troop has been teaching in the Secondary Education Department with National Louis University for 5 years. He teaches a range of classes in both Secondary Education and Educational Psychology. As the Director for USTEP he has developed a residency program that aims to support pre-service teacher development in underserved urban school districts. Dr. Troop supports teachers nationally in an effort to develop and support new and existing teachers in areas related to science differentiation, classroom management, Common Core, and Next Generation Science Standards. He brings a wealth of expertise from his work with AUSL, where he served as an instruction coach and designed the science curriculum for pre-K through 12th grade for 24 Chicago Public Schools managed by the organization.

In his free time, Dr. Troop enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 kids. He also enjoys Crossfit and Krav Maga.


Doctorate in Human Learning and Development from National Louis University

Research and Interests:

Dr. Troop is interested in developing high leverage practices for teachers entering high need urban schools. He is in schools regularly and conducts research on issues student teachers and educators struggle with in urban schools and develops programs to support them.

Contact Information:

Chicago Campus
122 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL. 60603


    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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