ADVANCE YOUR TEACHING CAREER
NLU's graduate and doctoral programs for experienced educators are designed to help you advance your career in high-demand areas of education, including classroom specializations, leadership/administration, counseling, psychology and more. Our graduates have a reputation as top-quality teachers, principals and superintendents who improve students' lives.
If you're interested in exploring degrees to become a teacher, click here.
Accredited by NCATE
As an indicator of quality and prestige, NLU's National College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
GRADUATE DEGREES FOR EXPERIENCED EDUCATORS[+] M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Early Childhood Special Education*
- English as a Second Language*
- English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education*
- Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I)
- Mathematics Education*
- Reading Teacher*
- Personalized Option
NLU's MS in Counseling program is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Doctoral and Post-Graduate Programs[+] Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership (Ed.D.)
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
- Educational Leadership
- School Psychology
- 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:
- Administration and Supervision - General Administrative Endorsement track or Education Leadership track (non-endorsement)
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Higher Education Leadership
- Reading and Language
- School Psychology (School Psychologist Endorsement)
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