Special Education is a rewarding career. Eastern's Special Education program is a strong program with an excellent state and national reputation. Nationwide professionals prepared in Special Education are in high demand. The B.S.Ed in Special Education has two options - Early Childhood option (Birth-3) or Standard Special option (K-12) - and three dual certification programs: Early Childhood Special Education/Early Childhood Education, Special Education(K-12)/Elementary Education(K-9), and Special Education(K-12)/Secondary Education(6-12).
Departmental Honors Program
Four Year Degree Plan
Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation
LBS II Behavior Intervention Specialist, LBS II Curriculum Adaptation Specialist, School Psychologist, Social Worker, Director of Special Education, Supervision in Special Education
Course Catalog Listing
http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=28&poid=4194 (Early Childhood Option)
http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=28&poid=4195 (Standard Special Option)
Typical Starting Positions
Special Education teacher K-12, Agency Worker (Government), Counselor for Children w/ Disabilities, Case Manager, Children's Home Staff Member, Correctional Institution Teacher, Educational Diagnostician, Job Coach, Pre-vocational Coordinator, Special Needs Counselor. Early Childhood Special Education = Birth to 3 Child Educator, Home Trainer, Development Specialist, Technical Assistant.
Well Known Companies that Hire EIU Graduates
School districts, large and small, across the State of Illinois
Special educators across the State of Illinois who make a difference in children's lives.