Teacher Certification

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Professional Development and Outreach

As one of the leading programs in the state of Illinois that educates pre-service teachers in History and Social Sciences for the secondary level (grades 6-12), Northern Illinois University's program is not just dedicated to teaching and instruction, but also outreach, working together with teachers and students at all levels (from elementary to secondary) to serve their needs.  NIU's program is leading the way in educating the state's educators in genocide and human rights, professional development for teachers in American history, and presenting workshops for teachers on the application of method to content process in the Social Studies.