Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) Endorsement

The LBS I endorsement is for teachers with a valid Illinois Professional Educator License endorsed for early childhood and self-contained general education (age 0 to grade 3), self-contained general education (kindergarten to grade 9) or secondary education with applicable levels and content areas. In order to earn the endorsement, candidates must pass the LBS I content test. 

In addition to the National Louis University Graduate Admission Requirements, applicants must:

  • Hold a valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL)

Program Details: 

  • Requires 12 SH for completion  
  • A grade of “C” or better in all coursework is required
  • Note: Candidates may be eligible for financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid office for more information.

Required Courses

SPE 500Introduction to and Methods of Teaching Students with Disabilities


SPE 501Educational and Diagnostic Assessment of Exceptional Children and Adolescents


SPE 506Frameworks, Perspectives, and Collaboration in Special Education


SPE 527Differentiated and Individualized Curriculum and Instruction