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2011-2012 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Special Education

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(BS in Education)

The BSEd in Special Education has two options and three dual certification programs. 

This major requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Certification programs as described in the “Teacher Certification Programs” section of this catalog and as explained at the University Admission to Teacher Education Meeting which all students must attend.  Additional information on Admission, Retention and Graduation for Teacher Certification programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at

All students must pass the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills for selection into teacher education and should complete this requirement no later than their sophomore year.

Students must receive a “C” or better in all professional education courses and maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.65 in order to continue in the program.

Department Faculty

Kathlene Shank, Chairperson

Burtard, G.; Cook, R.; Cooper, R.; Edmonds-Behrend, C.; Fogarty, R.; Hooser, C.; Humphrey, E.; Johnson, S.; Jones, M.; Kirby, L.; Laumann, B.; Li, M.; Mullins, F.; Rosenstein, A.; Stringfellow, J.; Varner, K.

Department Telephone: 217.581.5315

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