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 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. Cooperative3 year, night/weekend program

Ronesha Peterson: GYO Advisor at 

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.  
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Sarah Miller, 

Greenville University
LBS1 Endorsement on a current Gen Ed Teaching License(PEL)
with ISBE Short Term Emergency Approval

National Louis University
*LBSI endorsement is for teachers on a valid Illinois  Illinois Teaching License (PEL)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.

*Early Childhood Special Education approval on a Professional Educator License
already endorsed for self-contained general education (age 0 to grade 3 or LBSI (PreK to age 21)endorsement
by having completed the four courses required by the Illinois State Board of Education. 

Illinois Golden Apple Accelerators Program