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.
Earning the Endorsement Only (for licensed teachers)
Educators with a Type 04 certificate or an LBS 1 endorsement do not need be be enrolled in a degree program to pursue this endorsement.
Licensed teachers can complete the courses for the Early Childhood Special Education endorsement as non-degree students through UIC Extended Campus.
Earning the Endorsement with a Degree
For students without Type 04 certification or LBS1 endorsement, this endorsement can be pursued as part of the following programs:
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 482 Forging Collaborations with Families and Community
- SPED/ESPY 466 Language Development, Diversity, and Disabilities