Admission Requirements - Director of Special Education Endorsement

Admission Requirements

All candidates seeking admission to the Director of Special Education Endorsement program must:
  • Have a valid Illinois professional educator license (early childhood, elementary, secondary, or preschool-age 21).
  • One or more years of teaching experience in a PreK-12 setting and current district employment.
  • Pass the Illinois Basic Skills Test, TAP Test of Academic Proficiency or have an ACT Plus Writing composite score of 22 or higher.
  • A current resume documenting two or more years of teaching, or other educationally related fields, and current employment information, focusing on increasing student achievement.

Admission Process

  1. A completed Graduate Application for Admission
  2. An official transcript from the last degree earned: A graduate degree indicating a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Aurora University accepts official electronic transcripts at
  3. A recommendation letter from your current building principal or direct supervisor
  4. A valid Type 75 Administrative Certificate along with a background in one of the following: Special Education, School Social Work, School Psychology or Speech/Language Pathology. You must also have at least two years professional work experience in the specific background areas.