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Hands-On Learning

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At NIU, and especially in the College of Education, students learn both in the classroom and in the field. The college offers students a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in their chosen fields in addition to university-wide programs allowing undergrads to conduct research alongside tenured faculty.

Clinicals, Field Experiences and Student TeachingCollege of Education teacher candidates participate in hands-on experiences from the first semester in their program area.

Educate and Engage Program - COE immersion experiences locally, nationally, and internationally.

Internships and Community Outreach – Kinesiology and Sport Management students participate in a self-identified internships to round out their degree programs and engage in our communities through outreach programs.

ResearchCampus wide, undergraduates are working with top-notch faculty conducting research that matters.

Student Professional OrganizationsNo need to wait until graduation to become involved in your field. Start now. 

Sport, Recreation and Wellness - A Living-Learning Community perfect for any student who loves sport, recreation, and personal wellness

T.E.A.C.H. House - A Living-Learning Community allowing education majors to further explore the education profession. 

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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