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"Race to Nowhere"
The NIU College of Education is partnering with Alexian Brothers Parish Services and the NIU Counseling Association to bring an eye-opening new documentary to campus. “Race to Nowhere” examines the over-scheduled, go-go world in which many of today’s school children dwell – a world where cheating, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and ironically,...
The word “learning” spelled in alphabet blocks
NIU’s College of Education constantly adapts and updates its approach to learning to in response to the current economic climate, demand for an educated workforce and classroom competition. Decade after decade, the college has excelled at positioning students to stand on the cutting edge in their fields once they leave campus. In celebration of this...
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Thomas Earl Wheat, a former professor of literacy education and the fifth director of the NIU Literacy Clinic, died Friday, Feb. 8, in Venice, Fla. He was 76. Wheat earned his Bachelor of Science in education in 1966 at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., and his Master of Education from the...
Donna Werderich
NIU’s Donna Werderich fell in love with reading and writing at an early age. “I have always enjoyed reading and writing,” said Werderich, a professor of Literacy Education, “how authors can craft words to persuade, entertain, inform and touch the heart, and how we make sense of the world through words.” The Illinois Reading Council...
Education and the ways teachers learn and then lead their own classrooms is in a constant state of change.
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The NIU College of Education (COE) and Rockford Public School District 205 will celebrate the opening of the Rockford Leadership Academy during a Wednesday, Jan. 30, kickoff event. Developed to enhance leadership skills among the district’s 100 principals and assistant principals, the academy is the result of an intensive collaboration between the COE and the...
Patrick McMillion
From Buddha to Thoreau to Krakauer, histories from all corners of the world have told stories of men and women who have found emotional catharsis from experiences with nature. It seems that, even with the advent of cell phones, iPods and PDAs, evolution has not caught up. Humans are still hardwired to crave nature, exercise...
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...
Mike Mascitti
Seniors Mike Mascitti (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) and Pat Sloan (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) of the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team were named to the Academic All-MAC Team. Sophomores Paul Hogan (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North), Jayson LeSeth (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West) and Dusty Page (Germantown, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) each earned honorable mention recognition the...
English as a second language (ESL) programs are becoming increasingly popular in teaching programs across the country. And no wonder. ESL credentials are increasingly necessary for teachers to land jobs. The reason: an exploding number of English language learners in public schools. In this state alone, according to a 2011 Illinois State Board of Education...
Toni Tollerud
How do educators help students identify and develop their passion for their professional careers? Professionals in the field of counseling, counselor education and teaching must nurture this desire to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to be competent educators. So says Toni Tollerud, a Presidential Teaching Professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of...
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