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Special Education

College of Lake County
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Special Education

Special Education is a transfer program for students who ultimately wish to become special education teachers. The program offers two degree options for students who wish to obtain a teaching certification and students who wish to continue to a teacher education program in special education.

Admission requirements

All course prerequisites must be met. Additionally, students are required to select one course from the International/Multicultural list to meet graduation requirements

To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.

Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:

  1. Successfully complete the admission requirements.
  2. Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program

International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:

For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:

  • a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
  • 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
  • ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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Program content

First Semester

  • English Composition I
  • Math for Elementary Teaching I (elective)
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Literature
  • Introduction to Teaching (elective)

Second Semester

  • English Composition II
  • Environmental Biology
  • Concepts in Biology
  • Math for Elementary Teaching II
  • Cultural Geography
  • United States History
  • Child Development for Educators

Third Semester

  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Practical Aspects of Physics
  • Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Ethics
  • World Religions
  • The Exceptional Child (Elective)
  • Concentration/Elective

Fourth Semester

  • American National Politics
  • History of Art I
  • History of Art II
  • History of Photography
  • Diversity in Schools (Elective)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):

  • In-district: $125.00
  • Out-of-district: $322.00
  • Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.


Degree: Associate in Arts

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College of Lake County

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...

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College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
60030 Grayslake Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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