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Online Certificates of Specialization


Online Certificates of Specialization:

Certificates of specialization can be pursued by non-degree seekers who want to pursue professional development, as well as online and on-campus students who are working toward degrees and want to concurrently pursue a minor area of concentration. Earn a certificate in two to five courses, depending on the concentration. Certificates of Specialization are issued by the Illinois College of Education but are non-transcriptable. To receive your certificates, once you have completed the course work, please contact the Office of Online Programs.

    Tuition and fees

    Effective Fall 2022, the tuition for online programs is $500.00 per credit hour. Note: Tuition is subject to change. See the Office of the Registrar page for complete information on tuition and fees. 

    Weekly Online Synchronous Sessions

    Some of the courses in the program may involve online video synchronous sessions that typically meet once per week, Monday - Thursday anytime between 4:00pm – 9:00pm CST. These sessions may be required and are designed for you to interact with your course instructors and peers synchronously for enriched learning experiences. Please check the course schedule for more information about the online delivery format and attendance requirements.

    Application Deadlines

    Completed applications including all additional materials requested are due by the following application dates.


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