Listing of Non-Traditional Programs for Special Education Teaching License
SIU-C Special Ed. Teacher LBS1 Cohort
Requirements: Current Associate’s Degree and currently employed as a Paraprofessional for a District or a Sp. Ed. Cooperative. 3 year, night/weekend program: https://ehs.siu.edu/academics/undergraduate/gyo.html
*** SIU offers students in this program financial aid assistance /loan forgiveness coordination...not through TCSE employer tuition reimbursement process. For more info contact email@example.com
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. Visit teacherready.org for additional information Sarah Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
The next cohort begins summer 2023 and will accept new students every other year.
-Five semester schedule (including summers) designed for working teachers
-Learn specialized skills in braille, technology, student assessment, orientation and mobility and much more
-Eligible for ISBE state of Illinois endorsement in blind/visually impaired
-Nationally recognized faculty
Virtual Information Sessions
Join Dr. Mindy Ely, assistant professor and program coordinator, to learn more about this program and what you can expect as a teacher of the visually impaired.Register Today!
****Apply todayfor Summer 2023 enrollment! The application deadline is March 15
Mindy S. Ely, Ph.D Illinois State University, Low Vision/Blindness Programs, Department of Special Education
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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