ADVANCING YOUR EDUCATION CAREER
These are rapidly evolving times in education. The need for high-impact teachers, related-services providers, and education leaders has never been greater. At National Louis University's National College of Education (NCE), we are dedicated to advancing teachers and leaders who are expertly prepared to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
Our pioneering spirit and commitment to teachers is as strong today as when we began this journey nearly 140 years ago. If you're ready to advance your career and your impact on the lives of others–choose the NCE path that fits your goals.
If you're interested in exploring degrees to become a teacher, click here.
LEAD IN THE CLASSROOM[+] Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed./Ed.S.)
new programfrom NLU. Offered at both the M.Ed. and Ed.S. levels, this degree opens up wide opportunities for teachers. Choose two concentrations from the list below. Those with an asterisk lead to Illinois teaching endorsements.
- Curriculum and instruction
- Early childhood special education endorsement*
- English as a second language endorsement*
- English as a second language and bilingual education endorsement*
- Learning behavior specialist I (LBS I)
- Mathematics education endorsement*
- Reading teacher endorsement*
- Personalized option
- Teacher Leadership
Or choose from 12+ other endorsement options including bilingual education, ESL, special education, reading, math, teacher leader and more. Choose one, or stack them toward your graduate degree.
Choose a Subsequent Teaching Endorsement to add a PEL to expand your grade level or content area.
LEAD IN THE SCHOOL OR DISTRICT[+] Educational Leadership (M.Ed./Ed.S.)
The doctoral programs at NLU are aimed at students who want to be leaders in the following fields of education:
- Curriculum, advocacy, and policy
- Disability and equity in education
- Postsecondary teaching and instructional leadership
- Reading, language, and literacy
Designed to meet the needs of school leaders who are post-masters and want to achieve advanced specialization in one of these areas:
- District-level educational leadership
- Leadership for learning and organizational development
- Leadership for learning and change
SUPPORT STUDENTS OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM[+] School Psychology (Ed.S.)
Learn more about your degree options in two easy steps.
UPCOMING TERM START DATES
NLU has produced more winners of the prestigious Golden Apple award for teaching than any other education college in Illinois.
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 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.
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