Accredited Programs

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Learn more about NIU's nationally recognized programs that will prepare you to meet state and national standards.

Additional programs with Illinois State Board of Education Accreditation


NIU is fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (as of July, 1, 2013 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, CAEP)

Date of last review

Date of next on-site visit

October 2010: Full accreditation

Fall 2017

Continuous Improvement Efforts

As part of our accreditation we have identified assessment as our area for continuous improvement and growth. Thus, NIU continues to work to improve its unit-wide assessment system given the current state of education and its concern with assessment and reflective practice.

Office of Educator Licensure and Preparation

Williston Hall 320
Phone: 815-753-0846
Email: TeacherCertification@niu.edu