Special Education/LBS1 Endorsement



Learn methods and strategies to support students with special education needs.

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Chicago State University recognizes that every student deserves the best from educators to reach their full potential. Our Special Education endorsement equips educators with the tools and knowledge they need to best serve students with special learning needs. Coursework covers survey of the exceptional child, general characteristics of children with disabilities, general methods for teaching children with disabilities and psychological assessment. 

The Special Education Learning Behavioral Specialist – I Endorsement is designed for individuals who are already certified/licensed as general education teachers and are looking to add to their skillset and advance their career. The LBS1 endorsement requires a passing score on the LBS1 (155) test or (effective June 6, 2022 (290). “By completing this course and the LBS1 test, teachers will receive the LBS1 endorsement credit.

Courses Required
SED 5301: Characteristics of Exceptional Children
SED 5476: Characteristics of Learners with Behavioral Learning and Cognitive Disabilities 
SED 5482: Curricular Adaptions for Learners with Special Needs
SED 5487: Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation of Learners with Special Needs

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Accepting applications for the fall 2023 term through August 1, 2023. Only applicants holding a Illinois Professional Educator License are eligible for the program.



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Contact Barbara Belisle at (773) 995-2492 or bbelisle@csu.edu