The program is designed to prepare educational professionals for leadership, organization, and administration of special education programs in Illinois. Completion of this post-Master's, non-degree certificate program enables qualified individuals to meet Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) standards leading to endorsement as a Director of Special Education. Candidates for the endorsement must also pass the State of Illinois DOSE Content Area Test.
This certificate requires 24 credit hours for completion.
For more information regarding our graduation rates, cost of instruction, and the median loan debts of students who complete the program, please review the gainful employment disclosures.
A student applying to a graduate certificate program must have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year.
A student applying to this program must:
The letter of recommendation must address the following with examples or details: leadership experiences; ability to make a difference in student performance; ability to work with colleagues and staff as a team; oral and written communication skills; and potential to become a special education administrative leader who can motivate and support faculty and families and who can promote learning by students with disabilities.
Applications will be reviewed by the Department of Special Education DOSE Program Coordinator who may ask applicants to submit additional information.
|Spring 2019 for current cohort term||January 18|
|Fall 2020||Application will open September 1|
|Carrie Anna Courtad||DeGarmo firstname.lastname@example.org||(309) 438-7524|