Accredited Institution Details
Key to Codes:
ITP  Initial teacher preparation level only; includes all programs at the baccalaureate or postbaccalaureate levels that prepare candidates for the first license to teach.
ADV  Advanced preparation level only; includes all programs at postbaccalaureate levels for (1) the continuing education of teachers who have previously completed initial preparation or (2) the preparation of other professional school personnel.
Accreditation for five years: All standards are met, no serious problems exist across standards, and the state retains a five-year cycle.
Accreditation for seven years: All standards are met and no serious problems exist across standards.
Accreditation for two years with a focused visit: When at least one standard is not met and problems are centered in the unmet standard, a focused visit in two years will be required. If the standard continues to be unmet after the focused visit, accreditation will be revoked.
Accreditation for two years with a full visit: When one or more standards are not met and serious problems exist across standards, a full visit will be requested. If the standard(s) continues to be unmet after the full visit, accreditation will be revoked.
Defer decision: The UAB will defer a decision if the Board of Examiners (BOE) team recommended that any standard was met for which the UAB did not accept the team's recommendation. A supplemental rejoinder related to the new unmet standard(s) will be submitted for review during the next UAB meeting. If the standard(s) continues to be unmet after the supplemental rejoinder, accreditation will be granted for 18 months with either a focused or full visit.
Deny accreditation: When one or more standards are not met and the preponderance of evidence indicates problems across multiple standards by an institution seeking accreditation for the first time.
Revoke accreditation: When one or more standards are not met and the preponderance of evidence indicates problems across multiple standards by an institution seeking to continue accreditation.
 
LP In accordance with reporting requirements of Title II of the Higher Education Act, this institution has been identified as low "performing" by its state. For further information regarding the state action, please contact the appropriate state agency. NCATE is investigating this change in state status, and if it determines that its standards are no longer being met, will take appropriate action, including the possible revocation of accreditation.

Northern Illinois University

1425 West Lincoln Highway
University Office of Teacher Certification
De Kalb, IL, 60115-2825
tel: (815) 753-0494
fax: (815) 753-0701
Website: www.niu.edu
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Accreditation Status:
   
LevelAccreditation StatusNext Visit
ITPAccreditedFall 2017
ADVAccreditedFall 2017
Accreditation Status Definition
    Accredited Since January 01, 1954 (Initial)
List of Recognized Programs:
    Early Childhood Education, graduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NAEYC
    Grade: B - 3
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Early Childhood Education, undergraduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NAEYC
    Grade: B - 3
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Elementary Education, Graduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: K-9
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Elementary Education, undergraduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: K-9
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    English Graduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTE
    Grade: 5 - 12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    English Undergraduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTE
    Grade: 5 - 12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Foreign Languages Undergraduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACTFL
    Grade: K - 12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Health Education Undergraduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): AAHE
    Grade: 6 - 12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Health Post-Baccalaureate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): AAHE
    Grade: 6 - 12
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    History & Social Sciences Graduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCSS
    Grade: 6 - 12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    History & Social Sciences Undergraduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCSS
    Grade: 6 - 12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Instructional Technology
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): AECT
    Grade: NA
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ADV

    Library Information Specialist
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ALA
    Grade: P - 12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ADV

    Literacy Education: English as Second Language/Bilingual
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): TESOL
    Grade: K-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ADV

    Literacy Education: Reading Specialist
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): IRA
    Grade: K - 12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ADV

    Mathematics Graduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 6 - 12
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Mathematics Undergraduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 6 - 12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Physical Education - Initial License Post Baccalaureate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NASPE
    Grade: k - 12
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Physical Education Undergraduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NASPE
    Grade: K - 12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Principal
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ELCC
    Grade: P-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ADV

    School Psychology
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NASP
    Grade: K - 12
    Degree: Specialist or C.A.S.
    Level: ADV

    Science Education
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 6-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist 1, graduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): CEC
    Grade: K-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist 1, undergraduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): CEC
    Grade: K-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Special Education: Visual Impairments, graduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): CEC
    Grade: K-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Special Education: Visual Impairments, undergraduate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): CEC
    Grade: K-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Superintendent
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ELCC
    Grade: P-12
    Degree: Specialist or C.A.S.
    Level: ADV

    Technology Specialist
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ISTE
    Grade: K - 12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ADV

     

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