Learning Behavior Specialist II (LBS II) Endorsement

National College of Education offers two non-degree special education programs that address state standards-based requirements needed to demonstrate competency in the area of Learning Behavior Specialist II (LBS II) for the Curriculum Adaptation Specialist and Technology Specialist. These endorsements are only available to teachers who have an LBS I endorsement.

In addition to National College of Education Graduate Admission Requirements, candidates must:

  • Have a valid Illinois Professional Educator License with LBS I (preK to age 21) endorsement
  • Pass the Illinois APT Test

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

LBS II Curriculum Adaptation Specialist

The LBS II Curriculum Adaptation Specialist prepares candidates to select or design accommodations and adaptations to the general curriculum and instruction for students with disabilities, ages 3–21. The program prioritizes translating research into practice, fostering collaboration among professionals, selecting and designing curricular and instructional adaptations and making curriculum-based assessments.

LBS II Technology Specialist

The LBS II Technology Specialist prepares candidates to identify, obtain and teach with assistive technologies for K–12 students with disabilities. Candidates will be prepared to assess a student’s technology needs and to integrate such technology into the daily instruction and routine for the student. The program will prepare candidates to provide consultation to colleagues and families regarding technologies. Candidates completing the certificate program will have met the LBS II Content Area Standards for Technology Specialist. The program prioritizes translating research into practice, fostering collaboration among professionals, integrating technology into instruction and coordinating interdisciplinary services and case management within the school.

Required Courses

LBS II Curriculum Adaptation Specialist - 12 SH

SPE 554Application of Learning Theories in Student Centered Learning Environments

3

SPE 555Differentiated Instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment

3

SPE 556Planning and Designing Responsive Learning Environments

3

SPE 590Special Education Clinical Internship

2 OR 3

Note: Students must take SPE 590A three times for 1 SH each to equal 3 SH.

LBS II Technology Specialist - 12 SH

SPE 546Foundations of Assistive Technology

3

SPE 547Assistive Technology for the Universal Design Classroom

3

SPE 548Applications of Assistive Technology

3

SPE 590Special Education Clinical Internship

2 OR 3

Note: Students must take SPE 590A three times for 1 SH each to equal 3 SH.