Requirements for admission include a 3.0 GPA in prior degree or recent graduate coursework; a completed bachelor’s degree; an Illinois teaching license; letter of interest; resume; and three letters of recommendation (for master’s degree admission only). Interested applicants who meet these qualifications will also be invited to interview.
LBSI Endorsement Program – 15 credit hours
Issues in Special Education (3)
Overview of special education social, legal and ethical issues and characteristics of students with disabilities.
Assessment of Exceptional Individuals (3)
Identification, evaluation and assessment of students with disabilities including classroom assessment for instruction and multi-tiered systems of support.
Intervention Strategies I – Mild (3)
Focus on universal design for learning, classroom management; teaching students with disabilities in math, science and the content areas.
Intervention Strategies II – Mild (3)
Focus on literacy instruction; teaching students with disabilities for success in oral and written communication.
Intervention Strategies I – Intense (3)
Focus on basic instructional and curricular principles in teaching students with moderate to severe disabilities in inclusive environments and specialized settings.
Typical Program Length
12 months – part-time
Tuition for Illinois Students
There is an Out-of-State Tuition Advantage Rate: See the fact sheet.
Options for state licensure and master’s degree available.