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    Special Education

    Special Education Endorsement

    The special education endorsement is designed for education majors in a licensure program who would like to effectively teach students with special needs through specialized learning strategies. This program will assist you in developing best practices for teaching students with special needs so that you can make a positive impact on the students’ learning experiences. Teachers can complete the endorsement and become licensed in special education (LBS1) by taking the state-required four courses at Millikin’s School of Education.

    • Each course costs $1,497 ($499/credit).
    • Limited $500-$1,000 scholarships are available.
    • To obtain the endorsement, teachers must also pass the Special Education Content Test #155.
    • COVID-19 protocols may change the course delivery method for hybrid and in-person courses.
    • Teachers must receive a grade of C- or better in each class.
    • Teachers must complete the FAFSA to determine loan eligibility.
    • Most practicing teachers will have completed ED 115 (or an articulated transfer class) in their undergraduate program. Therefore, they will only need to complete the remaining three courses for the Special Education Endorsement. Millikin’s Registrar’s Oice determines course articulations.

    Courses required for the endorsement include:

    • ED115 Instructional Strategies for Individuals with Learning Disabilities in K-12 Classrooms (3 credits)
    • ED215 Learning Differences of Individuals with Mild to Moderate Educational Learning (3 credits)
    • ED220 An Introduction to Educating Individual with Diverse Abilities in K-12 Classrooms (3 credits)
    • ED408 Diagnosis and Assessment of Learners with Exceptional Learning Needs (3 credits)

    You must also complete the Learning Behavior Specialist I (#155) content area test, to receive the endorsement.


    To register for classes or receive scholarship information, email education@millikin.edu