Teacher Certification

Requirements for Graduate Students

A student interested in pursuing a graduate degree while simultaneously seeking certification should apply to both the Graduate school and to the appropriate graduate program before seeking advising regarding the requirements for the teaching certificate. 

Once the student has been formally admitted to their advanced degree program an advisor from the History/Social Sciences Teacher Certification Program will work with the student to plan a schedule that addresses the myriad degree and certification requirements.

This description is prepared for the convenience of students seeking secondary teaching certification through the Department of History at Northern Illinois University.  Students seeking certification should note that procedures and requirements may change and that this description therefore should not be taken as a legal document or as a binding statement of rights and obligations.  Students should always seek counseling and advising from the History/Social Sciences program Advisor and Coordinator before making any decisions or assumptions about their status in the program and their path to completion.