Special Education

NCE offers the following Special Education programs, designed to prepare candidates for a variety of roles working with children and adolescents with exceptional learning needs:

The M.A.T. is intended for those candidates seeking an Illinois Professional Educator License.

The M.Ed. is intended for those candidates who already have a Professional Educator License, but are endorsed in an area or level other than special education.

The C.A.S. is for those candidates who already have a master’s degree and a Professional Educator License endorsed in an area or level other than special education.

If you are not seeking licensure, please see the General Special Education program.