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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 making a difference in the classroom and at institutional and system-wide levels of leadership.

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NLU's National College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

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Educational Specialist in Administration and Supervision/Educational Leadership

Designed for school leaders who have completed their master's level work and who want to achieve advanced specialization in leadership, administration and supervision.

Master of Education in Administration and Supervision/Educational Leadership

This Florida In-State Educational Leadership program is designed for certified and experienced teachers who want to take on leadership roles, including principal positions, in K-12 educational settings. Choose from two tracks, General Administrative Endorsement track or Education Leadership (non-endorsement) track. Scholarships worth 20% of tuition costs available to those who qualify.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Personalized Option

For educators who want to improve curriculum design, instructional effectiveness and learner achievement.

Master of Education in Early Childhood Administration (available only online)

For current and aspiring leaders of center and home-based early childhood programs, this program is also appropriate for preschool owners, Head Start coordinators, and consultants who work with early childhood programs.

Master of Education in Learning Technologies (available only online)

Prepares graduates to effectively integrate technology across the curriculum, as well as support the effective use of it by other educators.

Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Assessment (online and on-site)

Designed for educators who want to create an optimal learning experience for each and every student, and lead in their schools, districts and other educational environments.

Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Assessment with Teacher Leader Major (online and on-site)

Designed for teachers who want the foundational knowledge of the core M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment program, but also desire enhanced leadership preparation for roles in a wide range of areas from coaching and mentoring teachers to designing curricula and assessing learning.


Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership

A three-year, advanced practitioner-oriented professional preparation program for school district or system leaders. Though it officially targets endorsement for the superintendency, the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program prepares leaders for a variety of roles in schools, districts, charter organizations, technical assistance organizations, policy and political organizations, and government.

Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership

A professional three-year doctorate program offering an in-depth study of all functional areas of higher education institutions, with an emphasis on mission-driven leadership, data-driven and research-informed practice and decision-making, and student-centered outcomes.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, the campus features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, Florida 33634
    800.366.6581 |

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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.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007

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