Academic Programs


The Department of Special and Early Education offers degrees in early childhood education, special education, and in the vision field. Our programs are accredited by leading bodies, including the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. We view diversity as a strength, learning as a reciprocal process, teaching as an art and a science, and service as a responsibility. 




Special Education Endorsement

  • For current NIU Students pursuing Teacher Licensure who wish to add the Special Education endorsement to their license.
  • Already licensed educators who wish to add the Special Education Endorsement their license should visit our website that lists the graduate level coursework they may complete.