Together, we can do so much.

The NIU College of Education is a recognized and respected leader throughout Illinois and beyond in creating and nurturing rich, dynamic and solutions-oriented partnerships with school districts, community colleges, state agencies, businesses, organizations and foundations.

Our "why" is simple.

We want to expand local, national and global opportunities for learning, research, service and leadership. We want to build the educator workforce. We want to upskill professionals already in their careers. We want to promote and foster diversity, equity and inclusion in our communities.

For our students, these collaborations enrich the inclusive, engaging, supportive and inspirational environment we provide as we prepare them to become – or to improve and advance as – successful leaders in their chosen professions.

Become A Partner

Explore our partner pages: school districts, community colleges, community outreach to learn more and then let us know how we can help. We’ll show you the many options available to finance our programs.

Positive outcomes are within your reach.