May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Director of Special Education Endorsement

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Leads to eligibility for the State of Illinois Director of Special Education endorsement. In addition to earning or holding a Master’s degree, candidates must:

  • Hold a professional educator license endorsed in an administrative field (or be currently enrolled in a program leading to an administrative endorsement)
  • Have completed a minimum of 21 graduate and/or undergraduate semester hours in special education including completion of a cross-categorical special education methods course

NOTE:The remainder of the required 21 semester hours may be in any of the following areas:  curricular adaptation and modification and assistive technology, facilitation of least restrictive environment for all students, characteristics of students with disabilities, collaboration with parents and school personnel, transition services for students with disabilities and educational and psychological diagnosis and remedial techniques.

  • Provide evidence of 2 year’s full-time experience providing special education services as a:
    • Special Education Teacher,
    • Speech-language Pathologist,
    • School Counselor,
    • School Nurse,
    • School Social Worker or
    • School Psychologist

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