Course Work for Director of Special Education Endorsement

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IMPORTANT information regarding tuition billing and payment process

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

Registration Deadlines for Summer 2016:

Monday, May 30 for June 6 course starts
Monday, June 6 for June 13 course starts

EEND 600: Introduction to Special Education Finance (3 credit hours)
June 6 – August 1 | online

EEND 606: Supervision of Programs for Exceptional Children (3 credit hours)
June 13 – August 8 | online **New Section**

EEND 641: Legal and Historical Foundations in Special Education (3 credit hours)
June 6 – August 1 | online

EEND 644*: Specialized Curriculum and Methods in Special Education (3 credit hours)
June 6 – August 1 | online
June 13 – August 8 | online

July 11 – July 15 | site-based (accelerated format meets daily 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
**PLEASE NOTE** Dates on your schedule within your student account for accelerated courses may currently appear to run longer than those reflected here. The dates as noted on the web are correct with 3-hour accelerated courses meeting M, T, W, R, F and 4-hour accelerated courses meeting M, T, W, R, F AND the following Monday. We are sorry for the confusion and are working to resolve the issue at this time.

*Educators who already have an LBS1 endorsement on their Illinois Professional Educator License, may have already satisfied this requirement.

The Director of Special Education Endorsement requires a Master’s Degree and endorsement in an administrative field, two years of special education work experiences, and specific course work in both special education and administration of special education. CLICK HERE to learn more about requirements for earning the Director of Special Education Endorsement.

Illinois State Board of Education Requirements
For current information regarding Illinois State Board of Education requirements (including tests when applicable), please visit ISBE at www.isbe.net.