Course Work for Director Special Education Endorsement


To register, select any of the active blue date links below. You must register for each course separately.

EEND 600 (online): Introduction to Special Education Finance (3 credits)
SUMMER SESSION: June 9 – August 4 | online

EEND 606 (online): Supervision of Programs for Exceptional Children (3 credits)
SUMMER SESSION: June 16 – August 8 | online

EEND 641 (online): Legal and Historical Foundations in Special Education (3 credits)
SUMMER SESSION: June 16 – August 8 | online

EEND 644 (online): Specialized Curriculum and Methods in Special Education (3 credits)
SUMMER SESSION: May 12 – July 7 | online
SUMMER SESSION: June 16 – August 8 | online

The following course is not required for the Director of Special Education Endorsement. Candidates may select this course to further enhance their knowledge base for this endorsement.

EEND 607 (online): Guidance and Counseling for Exceptional Children (3 credits)
SUMMER SESSION: June 9 – August 4 | online

The Director of Special Education Endorsement requires a Type 75 Administrative Certificate (or equivalent), two years of special education work experiences, and specific course work in both special education and administration of special education. Candidates interested in earning the Director of Special Education Endorsement are strongly advised to apply for the Endorsement through the ECS account at the ISBE website. By applying for the Endorsement prior to enrolling in courses, ISBE can provide guidance as to the courses that need to be completed to earn the Endorsement.

ISBE MAY be changing requirements for the Director of Special Education Endorsement as early as September 1, 2014.

STATE TEST REQUIREMENTS: The Illinois State Board of Education requires that all individuals earning a Director of Special Education endorsement also successfully pass the Director of Special Education exam #180. See ISBE website for dates, locations, cost and additional information.