Loyola University Chicago

Loyola Online

Director of Special Education Endorsement

Loyola University Chicago is now offering an online program that meets the current requirements for the endorsement of the Director of Special Education through the Illinois State Board of Education.  The program expectations were created to ensure all candidates acquire the skills necessary to be administrators in special education and advocates for children with special needs.

Through focused, in-depth online coursework, candidates gain skills, perspectives, and knowledge for immediate application towards establishing systems of equity that service the needs of children with or without disabilities. 

Students will also participate in a field experience component developed collaboratively with a cooperating Director of Special Education and the School of Education faculty.  Students in this program will benefit from a cohort structure and an intensive coaching model.  Our coaches have a breadth of experience as administrators and advocates for the needs of children with special needs. 

The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.

Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.