Admission Requirements — Special Education

  1. On-line application.
  2. Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with the applicant’s potential related to this field.
  3. A writing sample, such as a graded academic paper, at least 10 pages in length or clinical report of similar length.
  4. A 3.0 grade point average. If the applicant’s grade point average is below that of a 3.0, the applicant may be accepted on a probationary basis. If probationary status is granted, a formal review will be conducted by the program director after completion of the first three courses where a 3.0 average must be maintained or the applicant will not be able to continue the program.
  5. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (official transcripts from all institutions attended must be submitted).
  6. Passing grades on the Illinois Basic Skills Test.
Application Deadline and Notification
Applications will be reviewed by the special education admission committee, and applicants will be advised of acceptance on a rolling basis as they are reviewed. Applicants should please note that this program is designed for a fall semester start.