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Special Certificates and Continuing Education

Th​​e​​ College of Education offers a wide selection of teaching and learning opportunities allowing professional educators to continue their education, advance their careers, and shine in the classroom. Whether you are interested in pursuing an endorsement or licensure, obtaining a graduate certificate or completing coursework towards an outside certification, DePaul has the program for you. 

Graduate Licensure Programs & Endorsements​

The College of Education offers a variety of licensure and endorsement programs for current and aspiring teachers, counselors and education specialists and leaders who are interested in furthering their professional development and enhancing their credentials.​


Social and Cultural Foundations in Education Graduate Certificate​​

The Graduate Certificate in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education is designed for students in any field who want to complement their primary degree through interdisciplinary study of the foundations of education and educational policy from critical perspectives as they impact both school and non-school settings.​​

Developmental Therapist Credential​​

​Early childhood educators interested in working with very young children with disabilities and their families have the opportunity to take a series of coursework in Developmental Therapy (DT) leading to the Developmental Therapist credential.​​

International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate in Teaching and Learning​

​Offered at the postgraduate level , the program prepares teachers currently teaching in IB or non-IB schools to work cross-culturally, to promote global understanding and global responsibility, and assist students in meeting IB standards.  Current teachers will complete four fully online courses which contain field experiences in IB schools.  Students are brought into International Baccalaureate schools to directly experience and engage in IB education, allowing current IB teachers to provide collaboration and expertise to guide student learning.​​

Customized Professional Development​

The DePaul University College of Education's Office for Innovative Professional Learning (OIPL) offers all schools and organizations individualized and customized professional development, coaching, or mentoring that relies on best practices and creating a professional learning community.​
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