Learning Behavior Specialist I Endorsement

The Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1)  provides students with the endorsement to teach in a PK-12 special education setting. This program is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. 

Grading policy 

Students should refer to the campus policy on Grades Acceptable Toward Master’s Degrees section of this catalog. 

Graduate Degree Opportunity 

Combine the endorsement with an additional 20 credit hours of Educational Leadership course work to complete a Master of Arts in Education.


EDL 553Assessment of Students' Learning Difficulties and Disabilities4
EDL 554Characteristics of Exceptional Children4
EDL 556Strategies for Teaching Children with Special Needs4
EDL 573Survey of Exceptional Children4
Total Hours16

Candidates must take and pass ISBE Licensure Exam(s) in their specific area(s) to qualify for state of Illinois entitlement.