Program Options, Certificates & Endorsements

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, or visit the UIC Office of Continuing Education

Option 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

Options and Outcomes

The endorsement prepares students to teach children with disabilities, a specific skill set in high demand in the educational marketplace.

Application Process

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