In the College of Education, we prepare the next generation of teachers, athletic trainers, college professors, counselors, technology specialists, exercise scientists, principals, researchers, school business managers, superintendents and more.

 

We strive to give our students the best experience and preparation possible, and that’s where you can make a difference. We encourage you to donate to one of the following areas that align with our commitment to high-quality teaching, rigorous research and engaged service as we prepare students to lead in their chosen professions.

 

Student Scholarship Gift

Our recruitment and retention scholarships help us attract and retain the best and brightest students, regardless of their financial situations. Your gift could also assist students in buying textbooks, paying for exam fees and funding travel for internships or student-teaching.

 

Engaged Learning Opportunities Gift

Our “Educate and Engage” series enables students to learn and teach in our service region, in different states like Texas, Colorado, Indiana and North Dakota, and even across the globe in Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Finland. We’re proud to offer students experiences to apply what they learn in diverse, real-world settings at little or no cost through donor support.

 

College Strategic Priorities Gift

When you support our college’s strategic priorities, you allow us to fund important initiatives, including: development of new and innovative curriculum; maintenance and updating of our technology and facilities; and travel for our faculty, staff and students to participate in, and share, research with colleagues.

 

Department Gift

Perhaps your fondest memories of the College of Education are of a certain class or faculty and staff in your program area. If you would like to give to a specific department gift instead of making a college-wide gift, we’d certainly appreciate that as well. Make sure you check out our matching gifts as well to help your gift have an even broader impact.


Leaderboard
Area with the most gifts
Which area on campus will bring in the most gifts during the NIUDOG? Keep an eye on this leaderboard to find out!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Student Scholarships 355
2 College of Business 219
3 College of Visual & Performing Arts 191
4 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 137
5 College of Education 131
6 Academic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 114
7 College of Health & Human Sciences 70
8 College of Law 68
9 Huskie Food Pantry 51
10 College of Engineering & Engineering Technology 35
11 NIU Huskie Athletics 33
12 The Northern Star 27
13 University Libraries 25
14 Alumni Association & Affinity Groups 18
15 McKinley Deacon Davis CHANCE Program 11
16 University Honors Program 10
17 NIU Study Abroad 10
18 Northern Public Radio 9
Ended
Leaderboard
Area to raise the most money
Which area on campus will raise the most money during the NIUDOG? Keep an eye on this leaderboard to find out!
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Business $175,070.00
2 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences $45,436.00
3 Student Scholarships $39,251.00
4 College of Visual & Performing Arts $25,036.00
5 Academic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion $14,390.00
6 NIU Huskie Athletics $14,250.00
7 College of Engineering & Engineering Technology $11,741.00
8 College of Law $11,400.00
9 College of Education $9,849.00
10 College of Health & Human Sciences $4,980.00
11 Huskie Food Pantry $1,703.50
12 The Northern Star $1,690.00
13 Alumni Association & Affinity Groups $1,330.00
14 Northern Public Radio $1,260.00
15 McKinley Deacon Davis CHANCE Program $1,060.00
16 University Honors Program $1,045.00
17 University Libraries $795.00
18 NIU Study Abroad $765.00
Ended
$26,000
Altendorf Momentum Challenge
You did it! Thanks to your generosity you have helped to unleash $26,000 from NIU alumnus Michael Altendorf '79, ’81 MBA, and his wife Susan to support student scholarships. Thank you, Huskies!
701 / 701 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
Scott Launch Challenge
You did it! Thanks to your generosity you have helped to unleash $100,000 from Dr. Tom Scott '75 to support student scholarships. Thank you, Huskies!
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Recent Grad Challenge
You did it! Thanks to your generosity you have helped to unleash $2,500 from a group of NIU recent graduates (Classes of 2009-2018) to support student scholarships. Thank you, Huskies!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
College of Education Participation Challenge
You did it! Thanks to your generosity you have helped to unleash $10,000 from an anonymous College of Education donor to support the strategic priorities of the college. Thank you, Huskies!
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
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