Course Work for Director of Special Education Endorsement

Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding registration:

  1. Full payment of course tuition will be required during the registration process. Payment can be made via credit card (processing fee applies) or electronic check through our secure registration site.
  2. Drop requests must be submitted by 4 p.m. on the fifth business day (M-F) of the course to receive a refund of tuition paid/owed for the course. Accelerated format courses (running for less than eight weeks) must be dropped on or before the first day of class.
  3. Registration works best from a PC or laptop. While tablets and phones work for some individuals, varied settings can cause issues for others.
  4. Confirmation and subsequent communications occasionally get tangled in firewalls and placed in SPAM or junk folders. Be sure to take a look if you find you have not received confirmation of enrollment within three (3) business days of submitting your course registration.
  5. Candidates taking courses as part of a district or area partnership should visit District Partner Courses for information and registration. Registering from this page instead of your designated partner page will place you in a standard course section – forfeiting any applicable tuition benefit associated with the partnership.

Almost there . . . things you should know about Director of Special Education courses offered through REAL:

  • The Illinois Director of Special Education Endorsement currently requires a Master’s Degree, 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.
  • Educators who already have an LBSI endorsement on their Illinois Professional Educator License, may have already satisfied the requirement for EEND 644.

Let’s Get You Registered

Register by selecting the active blue date link for each course/section in which you wish to enroll. Courses will close as noted or sooner if the course is at capacity. If a waiting list is available it will replace the registration link for the course.
EEND 600 Introduction to Special Education Finance (3 credit hours)
EEND 600: October 7 – December 2, 2019 | online course
EEND 606 Supervision of Programs for Exceptional Children (3 credit hours)
EEND 606: August 19 – October 14, 2019 | online course
EEND 641 Legal and Historical Foundations in Special Education (3 credit hours)
EEND 641: August 19 – October 14, 2019 | online course
EEND 644 Specialized Curriculum and Methods in Special Education
EEND 644: August 19 – October 14, 2019 | online course
EEND 644: October 7 – December 2, 2019 | online course