Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) Approval/Endorsement

The LBS I approval is for teachers with a valid Illinois teaching certificate in Early Childhood (K–3), Elementary Education (K–9) or Secondary Education (6–12). An approval is valid for a maximum of three years. In order to earn an endorsement, candidates must pass the LBS I content test. Endorsements are valid for the life of the certificate.

Note: Candidates may be eligible for financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid office for more information.

Required Courses

SPE500Introduction to Exceptional Children and Adolescents/Special Education

SPE501Educational and Diagnostic Assessment of Exceptional Children and Adolescents

SPE506Frameworks and Perspectives in Special Education

SPE527Individualized Curriculum and Instruction