Listing of Non-Traditional Programs for Special Education Teaching License
OPTION 1 CURRENT ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE
SIU-C Special Ed. Teacher LBS1 Cohort
Requirements: Current Associate’s Degree and currently employed as a Paraprofessional for a District or a Spec. Ed. Cooperative. 3-year, night/weekend program.
*SIU offers students in this program financial aid assistance /loan forgiveness coordination...not through TCSE employer tuition reimbursement process in exchange for committing to teaching at least four years at a school-of-need
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
OPTION 2 - CURRENT BACHELOR'S DEGREE ( No Teaching License)
Golden Accelerator Program Deadline 1/31/23 https://www.goldenapple.org/accelerators
The Golden Apple Accelerators Program provides a path to teaching for career-changers and college seniors who commit to living and teaching in targeted school districts in southern, central, and western Illinois for four years after obtaining their teaching license. * Up to $2,5000 awarded and Golden Apple Accelerators commit to teaching at least four years at a school-of-need in targeted communities in south, central, or western Illinois Keona RobertsKRoberts@goldenapple.org Office Mobile: 312-392-2618 ext: 138
University of West Florida(TeacherReady)
Requirements: Current Bachelor’s degree in an area other than Special Ed. 12-15 month, online program for LBS1 Endorsement. Flordia teaching license unpon completion , then apply to ISBE for reciprocal license.
Visit teacherready.org for additional information Sarah Miller email@example.com****
OPTION 3 - CURRENT TEACHING LICENSE - need Spec Ed or ECH Spec Ed Endorsement
Western Illinois University
The LBS1 endorsement at WIU, approved by ISBE, consists of four courses (13 semester hours).
An LBS1 endorsement can be added to any Professional Educator License. Further questions on any endorsements and grade levels should be directed to Tammy Wilson, WIU's Licensure Officer,TS-Wilson@wiu.edu.
The transcript from your highest degree granting institution, submitted to the School of Graduate Studies. This can be uploaded during the only application process, emailed toGrad-Office@wiu.edu,or mailed to the School of Graduate Studies, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455
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