The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) resides in the Educational Administration and Foundations department in the College of Education. The Center has been a part of Illinois State University's College of Education since 1977. The mission of ICSPS is to support the success of every learner through the comprehensive application of research-based practices, encouraging professionals to educate equitably, and offering expertise in creating excellent learning environments through professional development events.
ICSPS designs and delivers professional development, technical assistance, and program improvement strategies for career, technical, and adult education, and workforce professionals. The Center focuses on equity, access, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, retention, completion, and transition for Illinois students - encouraging achievement of special population learners. ICSPS offers customized professional development on Universal Design for Learning, strategies to enhance recruitment and retention, embracing a growth mindset, and supporting special populations students.