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Welcome to the Special Education Graduate Program at WIU-Quad Cities
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
This program, offered in the Quad Cities, integrates the needs of Illinois and Iowa certification requirements with the goal of preparing graduates to impact their students' learning, their classrooms, and their schools.
Education in this program can range from the completion of 1 or 2 courses to earning a Master of Science in Education in Special Education. Interested students will meet with university advisors to develop their individual plan of study.
The Special Education Master's Degree Program Quick Facts
- Classes offered evenings, weekends, and online to accommodate teacher schedules
- Includes face-to-face and online instruction
- Is offered in at the WIU-Quad City Campus
- Is designed to meet your educational needs and goals
- Addresses Illinois and Iowa special education endorsement requirements
- Requires 37 credits
- Can be completed in 4 years (9 -10 credits each year)
- Is focused on evidence-based education and data-driven instruction
- Provides advising and instruction by professors who will get to know and support you
- 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.