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Accreditation

The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The special education programs are approved by the Council for Exceptional Children and the Illinois State Board of Education.

Upon graduation, those completing the program seek Illinois teacher certification, K-12 in special education, learning behavior specialist (LBS) I. Any student desiring to earn the elementary certificate (K-9 Illinois) in addition to the standard special certificate (K-12 Illinois) may do so by supplementing the standard special option with the aid of an academic advisor in the Department of Special Education.

Any student desiring to earn the high school certificate (6-12 Illinois) may do so by supplementing the standard special option with the aid of an academic advisor in the department. The department also has a program designed to prepare early childhood special educators. A university honors program is available for undergraduates.

 

Undergraduate Studies Standards-Referenced Files


CourseStandards File (PDF)
SPE 2000 SPE 2000 Standards 
SPE 3000 SPE 3000 Standards
SPE 3100 SPE 3100 Standards
SPE 3200 SPE 3200 Standards
SPE 3201 SPE 3201 Standards
SPE 3220 SPE 3220 Standards
SPE 3500 SPE 3500 Standards
SPE 3600 SPE 3600 Standards
SPE 3700 SPE 3700 Standards
SPE 4525 SPE 4525 Standards
SPE 4530 SPE 4530 Standards
SPE 4600 SPE 4600 Standards
SPE 4700 SPE 4700 Standards
SPE 4720 SPE 4720 Standards
SPE 4730 SPE 4730 Standards
SPE 4800 SPE 4800 Standards
SPE 4820 SPE 4820 Standards
SPE 4900 SPE 4900 Standards
SPE 4901 SPE 4901 Standards
SPE 4920 SPE 4920 Standards