Provisional Bilingual Education Teachers

NIU offers special programs that enable individuals with Provisional Bilingual Certificates (Type 29) to earn full certification in a program of choice such as elementary education. This program is typically provided to groups or cohorts of candidates who come from one district or geographic area and who go through the program together. Candidates are often supported through federal grants received by the university, local school districts, non-profit education agencies, and/or the State Board of Education. For information about these programs, contact the Department of Literacy Education Department in the College of Education at or (815) 753-1688.