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National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) has welcomed NIU as an institutional participant. Leaders of the initiative are confident that SARA will boost administrative efficiency and lower the costs of obtaining authorization to provide postsecondary distance education in states that join. These benefits will result in increased access as institutions such as...
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The Northern Illinois University College of Education is upholding its nationally celebrated tradition of excellence in online graduate programs, according to new rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. Honored among the nation’s Top 4 for the third consecutive year, NIU is one of only three schools to have scored 90 or more...
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Northern Illinois University’s College of Education, through its Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, has added a certificate of Graduate Studies in Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction to its growing roster of online graduate programs and certificates. The new online certificate in postsecondary literacy is a 15-credit-hour program of study available to all graduate-level...
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NIU continues to make learning more accessible, and according to a recent ranking, those efforts are paying dividends for students in the School of Nursing & Health Studies of the College of Health and Human Sciences. Public Health Online, a website dedicated to providing students and parents with expert-driven information and resources, has ranked the NIU...
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NIU’s faculty and staff are again at the forefront of educational innovation, this time receiving Blackboard Catalyst Awards for Exemplary Course Design in recognition of innovative and engaging online course design and development. 2014 Blackboard Exemplary Course Award recipients from NIU include Greg Long and the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center for the Perspectives on...
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The divisions of Academic Affairs, and Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development are combining resources to coordinate the university’s online course and program development, as well as to support student success in online-delivered programming. Meryl Sussman, recently appointed Assistant Vice President for Outreach Adult and Non-Credit Programming, will establish a new office which will draw on...
NIU is the best place in the nation to earn online master’s degrees in education. So says U.S. News and World Report, which today released its third annual rankings of online programs – the only ones published that compare data of online degree programs rather than the schools that offer them. The NIU College of...
Education and the ways teachers learn and then lead their own classrooms is in a constant state of change.
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...
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Health care has been identified as one of the fastest growing fields in the job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care and social assistance careers have the largest projected wage and salary employment growth for the next 10 years. Not everyone knows what health career paths are available or how more...
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...
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