Learn from the Leader in Education
For more than 125 years, the National College of Education at National Louis University has been the place to earn a degree for those who want to be educators. NLU graduates working as teachers, principals, superintendents and educational advocates have earned their well-deserved reputation for challenging themselves and their school districts to help improve the lives of students.
NLU's National College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) http://www.ncate.org/.
UNDERGRADUATE - TEACHER PREPARATIONBachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Type 04 Certification [+]
GRADUATE - TEACHER PREPARATION
If you have a non-teaching bachelor's degree and want to change careers and teach in an elementary or secondary school setting, our Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degrees—which lead to education certificates—may be right for you:M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education - Type 04 Certification [+]
GRADUATE EDUCATION - EXPERIENCED EDUCATORS
If you are already in education and want to elevate your career with an advanced degree, take a closer look at:M.Ed. Specialized Endorsements[+]
Doctoral Programs and CertificatesDoctor of Education (Ed.D.) [+]
The doctoral program at NLU are aimed at students who want to be leaders in the following fields of education:
- Curriculum and Social Inquiry
- Disability and Equity in Education
- Educational Leadership
- School Psychology
- Reading and Language
Designed to meet the needs of school leaders who are post-masters and want to achieve advanced specialization in one of these areas:
- Administration and Supervision - Certification track (Type 75) or Education Leadership track (non-certification)
- Reading and Language
- School Psychology (Type 73 Certification)
Postgraduate certificates are designed for educators who already have a master's degree in their field but want to add another area of graduate-level specialization.
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Educational Psychology
- Mathematics Education
- Special Education (Type 10 Certification, LBS I)
- Technology in Education (Also available online)
Learn more about your degree options in two easy steps.
Attend a June Information Session on How to Become a Teacher
Sessions are held at every Chicagoland campus.
- M.A.T. in Elementary Education
- M.A.T. in Secondary Education
If you're a practicing teacher, consider pursuing an endorsement or approval at NLU in a specialization of interest. It's a great way to expand your expertise, build your resume, and make yourself more marketable.
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 AvenueDirections »
Chicago, IL 60603
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 RoadDirections »
Elgin, IL 60123
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 RoadDirections »
Skokie, IL 60077
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 RoadDirections »
Lisle, IL 60532
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 DriveDirections »
Wheeling, IL 60090
Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Tampa campus serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, the campus features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.
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 100Directions »
Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007