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ProgramsSpecial Education (MEd)
Special Education (PhD)
Program OptionsBilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) Approval / Endorsement
Early Childhood Special Education Approval
Learning Behavior Specialist II Certificate, available through:
Middle School Endorsement
Affiliated Centers, Labs and ClinicsChild and Family Development Center (CFDC)
UIC Educational Assessment Clinic
Department Chair: Elizabeth Talbott, Associate Professor
Mary Bay, Associate Professor Emerita
ResourcesThe Council on Teacher Education (CTE)
Checklist for the General Education Certification Requirements (pdf)
Form: Opt Out of Student Teaching (SPED 580) (pdf)
Applicable only to those who meet the required criteria as stated on the form.
Form: SPED 410 Allows you to register for the SPED 410 Graduate Section Summer 2011 (pdf)
Form: SPED 410 Allows you to register for the SPED 410 Graduate Section Fall 2011 (pdf)
Form: SPED 576 Application for Special Education Internship (Assessment Clinic) (pdf)
Form: SPED 577 Field Teaching Internship (pdf)
Form: SPED 578 Classroom Based Inquiry (pdf)
Form: SPED 579 Research Internship (pdf)
Illinois Basic Skills Resources (xls)
|College of Education
Department of Special Education
1040 W. Harrison M/C 147
Chicago IL 60607
|Alejandra Cantero, Assistant to the Chair