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 : Scott Clark, GYO Advisor renny.clark@siu.edu *** SIU offers students in this program financial aid assistance /loan forgiveness coordination...not through TCSE employer tuition reimbursement process.

SIU-C Summer 2021 LBS1 Endorsement Cluster Classes LBSI endorsement is for teachers with a valid Illinois Teaching License (PEL) The cluster of classes will consist of: SPED 410 - Characteristics SPED 411 - assessment SPED 419 - methods We are assuming that all current teachers will have had the Exceptional Child class already. Dr. Stacy Thompson stacyt@siu.edu

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 sarah.miller@studergroup.com

Greenville University LBS1 Endorsement on a current Gen Ed Teaching License(PEL) with ISBE Short Term Emergency Approval (see quick links) https://www.greenville.edu/dotAsset/319f352d-bda4-4dd0-9214-66c95ed0ef6b.pdf

National Louis University LBSI endorsement is for teachers with a valid Illinois Teaching License (PEL) endorsed for early childhood general education (age 0 to grade 3), 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. (see quick links) 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. (see quick links)

University of Illinois -Springfield LBSI endorsement is for teachers with a valid Illinois Teaching License (PEL) http://catalog.uis.edu/graduate-students/cehs/edl/isbe-endors/lbs1/

**SIU-E Online format Master of Arts Teaching 2 yr program **Appropriate for adults with a bachelor's degree ( any major) who are seeking LBS1 licensure online Erin Skowron eheikes@siue.edu

TEACH GRANT opportunity ****

https://www.siue.edu/academics/graduate/degrees-and-programs/teaching/