Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement

This endorsement qualifies teachers with a Type 04 certificate to teach children with disabilities from birth to age 5, and qualifies teachers with an LBS I certificate to teach children with special needs, ages 3 through 5.

For more information contact the Department of Special Education at 312-996-5650, email Alex Cantero at acante2@uic.edu, or visit the UIC Office of Continuing Education.

Endorsement Contact

Earning the Endorsement with a Degree

Educators with a Type 04 certificate or an LBS 1 endorsement do not need go be enrolled in a degree program to pursue this endorsement.

For students without Type 04 certification or LBS1 endorsement, this endorsement can be pursued as part of the following programs.

Endorsement Requirements

The endorsement consists of 4 required courses:

  • SPED 506 Characteristics and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities
  • SPED 508  Methods of Instruction and Assessment with Young Children with Disabilities
  • SPED/EPSY 582  Forging Collaborations with Families and Community
  • SPED/ESPY 466  Language Development, Diversity, and Disabilities