Click here to go back to the home page Click on this link to view the screenreader friendly and text only version of this website

Education Programs at NLU

Bachelor's in Education Degree Programs

For more than 130 years, National Louis University has been a training ground for early childhood, special education, elementary and secondary school teachers. Whether you're considering teaching as a first-time career or looking for a career change, NLU will help you develop the creative, organizational and assessment skills you need to be successful with teaching and education degrees to positively impact the field of education.

Our faculty balances the practical aspects of work in schools with the importance of research, enabling you to increase your knowledge while participating in powerful learning experiences. Students in NLU teacher preparation programs bring the best educational practices into the classroom and make a difference in the lives of students.

Our Teaching Degree Programs

Learn more about teacher preparation bachelor's degrees from NLU:

What Students Learn with NLU Teaching Degrees

In any of our education degree programs, students are given a strong foundation of teaching skills to apply in the classroom from day one. You’ll graduate not only with presentation and lesson-planning skills, but also with an understanding of children’s learning differences and how to best reach them. In addition, faculty members are connected within the field, and the career services team is dedicated to matching students with employment opportunities.

Why NLU's Teaching Degree Programs

At NLU, we understand that students have busy lives outside the classroom, so we make our programs flexible to fit your schedule. Students can take full- or part-time, daytime or evening classes. We make obtaining teaching degrees convenient, faster and easier. NLU alumni have been honored with more awards by Illinois’ two Golden Apple Foundations — the most prestigious teaching and leadership honor in the state of Illinois — than graduates from any other school of education in the state.

How to Apply to an Undergraduate Education Program

Start your journey in teacher training at NLU. To learn more about our teaching degrees or apply to a program, you can apply now or complete a request more information form to get in touch with an enrollment specialist.



    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
    Info » | Directions »

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
    Info » | Directions »

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
    Info » | Directions »

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
    Info » | Directions »

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
    Info » | Directions »

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
    Info » | Directions »