As an NIU graduate student or student at large, you can earn an additional subject endorsement or advanced licensure for Illinois teachers and educators. For more information about subject endorsements, contact the Educator Licensure and Preparation office or the college offering the program (for example, contact the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for a mathematics endorsement).

Advanced Licensure Programs

We offer the following advanced licensure programs:

College of Education

Special Education - LBSII

Director of Special Education

Library Information Specialist

Reading Specialist

Principal/General Administration

School Business Official

School Counselor

School Psychologist


College of Health and Human Sciences

Speech Language Pathologist

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