Department of Special and Early Education (SEED)
The Department of Special and Early Education is a caring, inclusive community of learners dedicated to developing exemplary educators who are visionary, reflective, collaborative, and effective. We view diversity as a strength, learning as a reciprocal process, teaching as an art and a science, and service as a responsibility. We provide curriculum and instruction grounded in theory, research, and recommended practices. We affirm the relationship between teaching and scholarship and strive to generate original research and theory that positively influence the education of students and teachers in our state, country, and world.
Visual Disabilites Program - Certificate of Graduate Study, Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments.
On May 1, 2016 the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) (http://www.acvrep.org/) launched the Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS) (http://www.acvrep.org/certifications/catis) credential. The CATIS certification has created a national standard in the area of assistive technology instruction for people who are visually impaired. Northern Illinois University is the first university that will be offering a course of study toward this new credential.
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved our course sequence for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Applications are due July 15, 2016 for the new group is being formed for Fall 2016.
Graduate Registration Information
Download the registration letter for:
- Summer and Fall 2016 Early Childhood Education
- Summer and Fall 2016 Special Education: Vision
- Summer and Fall 2016 Special Education: LBS I, BCBA, DirSpEd, Adv Pract and EC SpEd