The major in Special Education is designed to prepare undergraduate candidates to become highly proficient in the delivery of instruction and services to all school aged children and adolescents with exceptionalities. The undergraduate program consists of 70 credit hours total.
The Special Education program is nationally accredited by the Council for Exceptional Children.
Candidates are selected each October to begin studies in the subsequent spring semester as a cohort. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Effie Kritikos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeastern Illiniois University offers flexible course offerings, small class sizes and an affordable education.
The Special Education major programs are offered at both the Main Campus and El Centro.
Completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Special Education will satisfy all standards for teacher licensure as required by the Illinois State Board of Education. Northeastern Illinois University has not made a determination as to whether this education degree program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any of the other 54 U.S. states and jurisdictions. Specific requirements for licensure or certification in states other than Illinois vary from state-to-state. In some cases, you may need to take additional coursework or exams to meet individual state requirements and/or you may need to complete background checks.
Academic Catalog Information
Take a closer look at the bachelor's degree in Special Education and the courses offered toward the degree.
Department and Contact Information
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Special Education at (773) 442-5580.
Northeastern Illinois University is home to students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.
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