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Northern Illinois University

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

De Kalb, IL

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Overview

Northern Illinois University / Department of Curriculum and Instruction is located in De Kalb, IL, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Literacy education
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Curriculum and instruction Reading

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 91
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

66
Applied
50
Accepted
27
Enrolled
76%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st May 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate), 3.2 (graduate)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

216
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.65%
Black or African American 2.31%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.24%
Unknown 0.46%

Gender

Male (14%)
Female (85%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 1
Male (3)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Early reading development, literacy for bilingual students, family literacy, expository writing, fluency
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1425 Lincoln Hwy
De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Sally Blake
Chair
Email: sblake1@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-8556

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