Special Education Endorsement

Special Education Endorsement at Greenville University

If you’re a valid Professional Educator License (PEL) teacher, you can earn a concurrently valid Special Education endorsement. Enhance your teaching skills and advance your career in the high-demand field of special education. This summer, Greenville University’s GET SET (Summer Endorsements for Teachers) program offers convenient online classes toward endorsement. The curriculum is conveniently online and is taught by passionate faculty. It includes a field experience (practicum) to meet Illinois State Board of Education requirements.

A prerequisite to the endorsement is the completion of an Exceptional Child course. The endorsement also requires successful completion of the LBS I content area test.

The endorsement coursework can be applied toward a master's in Special Education at Greenville University.

Greenville University’s School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

This endorsement is offered during our special summer start.

Special Education Endorsement Course Requirements

  • EDUC 514 Characteristics of Disabilities
  • EDUC 511 Special Ed Methods & Materials
  • EDUC 518 Assessment of Exceptional Children

Visit the Undergraduate Catalog and Graduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.

Apply Here

Have questions? Contact Corrine Kreamalmeyer
Phone: 618- 664-6752

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Career Advancement

A ESL endorsement enhances your marketability and advances your career to assist a population with a growing need. Convenient summer classes move you toward an in-demand endorsement when it’s easiest for you.

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Student-Centric Teaching

Empathetic, personal faculty members guide your path toward advancement, enabling you to successful teach those for whom English is not their primary language.

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Invest in Your Future

Courses that lead to endorsement help you realize your goals at a price you can afford. Credits you earn count toward GU’s graduate degree in special education.


Why GU

Accreditation & Reputation

Accreditation & Reputation

GU’s School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Both undergraduate and graduate programs have earned a reputation for excellence, producing teachers of excellence.

The Faith Perspective

The Faith Perspective

GU integrates faith-centered values and ethics to aid teachers in helping students holistically.

Designed with Teachers in Mind

Designed with Teachers in Mind

NEW online summer course schedules occur when you are out of the classroom and before you go back in.

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