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Introduction 

The Special Education Early Childhood Program is not a licensure program. In order to use this degree in public education, it must be attached to a valid IL Professional Educator License endorsed for either (a) standard early child- hood (0 - grade 3) or (b) standard special pre-school - age 21 endorsed LBS I OR standard elementary and standard secondary endorsed LBS I.

Admission to the Program 

  • Contact the program advisor for course approval/authorization
  •  Provide evidence of Illinois Professional Educator License (formerly State Certification), endorsed for
    • either (a) standard early childhood (0 to grade 3) or
    • (b) standard special pre-school to age 21 endorsed LBS I or
    • standard elementary and standard secondary endorsed LBS I
  •  Apply for admission as a graduate student-at-large for students not currently enrolled in a Northeastern Illinois University program

Courses 

Program Courses
Choice of one of the following courses:

SPED 502

Language and Cognition (3)
ECED 408 Language Acquisition and Intervention Strategies for Teachers of Young Children (3)
All of the following courses:
ECED 403 Early Childhood Assessment (3)
ECED 408 Language Acquisition and Intervention Strategies for Teachers of Young Children (3)
SPED 481 Principles of Diagnosis and Teaching the Child with Special Needs Aged 3 to 6 Years (3)
SPED 482 Assessment and Intervention with Infants and Toddlers Who are at Risk or Handicapped (3)
SPED 483 Working with Parents of Young Children with Special Needs (3)

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Program Contact Information 

Please contact Phyllis LeDosquet at p-ledosquet@neiu.edu or (773) 442-5591.

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