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Welcome to the Special Education Graduate Program at WIU-Quad Cities

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The Special Education Graduate Program provides opportunities for

  • Teachers, counselors, administrators, and other professionals seeking knowledge and skills the education of students with disabilities
  • Teachers with general education certification seeking special education endorsement
  • Teachers with special education certification seeking to advance their skills and knowledge

The online program prepares graduates to impact their students' learning, classrooms and schools. Although aligned to the needs of Illinois and Iowa certification requirements, advisors will collaborate with other state licensing requirements.

The Special Education Master's Degree Program Quick Facts

  • Classes offered  online 
  • Online office hours with instructor
  • Designed to meet individual educational needs and goals
  • Addresses Illinois and Iowa special education endorsement requirements
  • Requires 37 credits
  • Can be completed in 2 years (6-7 credits per semester, including summer)
  • Focused on evidence-based education and data-driven instruction
  • Provides advising and instruction 
  • Fosters a community of learners among teachers
  • Graduates assume positions as classroom, consultant, or inclusion teachers of children and adolescents with varying disabilities in schools, clinics, and residential facilities.

2019-2021 Course Projection