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U.S. News and World Report Magazine has ranked online graduate programs in the NIU College of Education as fourth best in the nation. The magazine ranked 208 schools that met the criteria for all-online graduate programs, and each was measured in four categories. NIU fared well in each: selectivity (13th); faculty credentials, both academic and...
U.S. News & World Report this week ranked the NIU College of Education’s online graduate program fourth in the nation, testimony to the college’s commitment to providing innovative solutions to students’ ever-evolving needs. This year marks the first time the magazine has ranked online college and graduate degree programs, a nod to the ever-increasing demand...
Barbara Thayer-Bacon
Barbara Thayer-Bacon, professor of philosophy of education at the University of Tennessee, will deliver the annual James and Helen Merritt Distinguished Service Award to Philosophy of Education Lecture at NIU. She will speak Thursday, Oct. 11, on “Maria Montessori: Educator for Peace.” The event includes a reception for the speaker from 3:30 to 4 p.m....
Elizabeth A. Wilkins
NIU’s Elizabeth A. Wilkins has assumed the post of vice president of the Kappa Delta Pi Executive Council. A professor in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations, Wilkins specializes in curriculum and instruction. She came to NIU in 2003 and is a recognized teacher educator at the state and national levels. Her research...
Charles Howell
Charles Howell, chair of the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations in the NIU College of Education, is retiring. Howell, a former K-12 teacher in Maine and Georgia who began his higher education career in 1986 at Syracuse University, came to NIU in 2007. During his time at NIU, Howell oversaw the creation of...
Students in the online School Business Management master’s degree program in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF) recently came together for a rare face-to-face class and toured three state-of-the-art facilities: DeKalb High School, Sycamore Middle School and North Grove Elementary School in Sycamore. A unique feature of this online cohort is that...
Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez, a Mexican-American student at NIU and a Golden Apple Scholar, is an advocate for attaining awareness about one’s history. That includes one’s familial and cultural roots: People who gain a greater understanding of themselves can better “come together and create positive change,” he says. Lopez also sees a place for himself and others...
Charles Howell
The Illinois Board of Higher Education has approved a request from NIU’s College of Education to offer a Ph.D. degree in educational psychology. The program will be offered beginning this fall. “This is a major step forward for the department and for the college,” said Charles Howell, chair of the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology...
Supportive Professional Staff 2012 Presidential Awards for Excellence winners: Todd Latham, Michele Pickett, Deborah Pierce and Jason F. Rhode
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s Presidential Awards for Excellence. The recipients are Todd Latham, assistant to the chair in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations; Michelle Pickett, director of the Academic Advising Center; Deborah Pierce, associate provost for International Programs; and Jason F....
Lee Shumow
Video provides a unique opportunity for creating shared experiences for students to reflect upon and discuss in the classroom. So says Lee Shumow, a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Shumow will present “Through the Lens of Experience: Using Video to Help Young Professionals Develop,”...
Cynthia Taines
While social inequities and educational gaps in high schools across the United States have long been the subject of discussion, one voice that has not been previously heard is that of the constituents most directly affected: high school students. Thanks to Cynthia Taines, an assistant professor in NIU’s Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations...
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Northern Illinois University’s oldest college was honored this week for its excellence in harnessing cutting-edge technology to educate the next generation of teachers and school administrators. U.S News and World Report announced Tuesday that the NIU College of Education had earned a place on its Honor Roll for Online Graduate Education Programs. Only 14 programs in...
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