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Online and Off-Campus


Life is busy and you have commitments - but you still want to further your education.

The NIU College of Education offers a variety of online, off-campus, and hybrid course options. In fact, our online graduate degrees have been ranked in the top five in the country for the last four years. You get the benefit of convenience and a degree from a reputable institution that has been training teachers since 1895.


Educational Research and Evaluation (M.S.Ed.)

Instructional Technology (M.S.Ed.)

School Business Management (M.S.Ed. and Certification-only)

Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction Certificate  


M.S.Ed. in Educational Administration (Principal program) (1/2 online, 1/2 face-to-face)

Off-Campus Cohort

(No set rotation for start dates or location. Contact the department to learn more.)

Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.Ed. - sometimes paired with Teacher Leader endorsement)

Curriculum and Instruction (Ed.D. Curriculum Leadership)

Educational Administration (M.S.Ed. - Principal program) – can be offered in conjunction with Teacher Leader program

Educational Administration (Ed.S./Ed.D. - Superintendent program)

Instructional Technology (M.S.Ed.)

Instructional Technology (Ph.D. - ETRA Graduates)

School Business Management (M.S.Ed. and Cert-only)

Contact Us

Dean's Office
General Information
Phone 815-753-1949
Graham Hall 321

Student Services
Phone 815-753-8352
Gabel Hall 138

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