Learning Behavior Specialist 1 Endorsement Programs

Purdue Northwest

Teachers who need to become endorsed as Learning Behavior Specialists I, this is an online options in special education at Purdue Northwest (PNW). PNW, with campuses in Hammond and Westville, IN, now offers reduced tuition for Illinois residents.  General education teachers can fulfill endorsement requirements with 15 credit hours (5 courses) that may be completed over a one-year period.

Please visit https://academics.pnw.edu/education/programs/graduate/special-education/ for more information about the program.

Grand Canyon University

Offer 100% online programs that lead to licensure at the Bachelor and Master levels. Their Special Education programs lead to Full teacher licensure and LBS1 at the Bachelor and Masters Level. Please see the COE Flyer with some information on their programs.

COE Flyer

University of Phoenix

The University of Phoenix is pleased to offer the coursework needed for the Learning Behavioral Specialist 1 (LBS1). Please contact Renee Romo at renee.romo@phoenix.edu or call/text (312)659-8475 to receive a 10% Tuition Discount on these or any other courses needed for licensure or endorsement.

Course # Course Requirement Credits Weeks Tuition Dec/Jan Feb/March
SPE/591 Characteristics of Exceptionalities Cross-Categorical Special Education Characteristics 3 6 $1620 1/22 3/5
SPED/531 Special Education Teaching Methods Cross-Categorical Special Education Methods 3 4 $525 1/15 2/19, 3/26
SPED/532 Special Education Assessment Psychological Diagnosis for All Types of Exceptional Children 3 4 $525 12/18, 1/15 2/12, 3/12
SPED/530 Introduction to Learners with Special Needs Survey of Exceptional Children 3 4 $525 12/18, 1/15, 1/22 2/12, 3/12

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program provides a rigorous and integrated coursework focused on field experiences, evidence-based instructional techniques, research-based strategies, resources, and technologies to meet the diverse learning needs of students.

The MAT program is intended for individuals holding a bachelor’s degree who wish to transition into a special education career.

SIUE Master of Arts in Teaching

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