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Courses for the Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) endorsement include:

SPED 300/420 (3) Introduction to Special Education or SPED 420 Advanced Theories and Practices in Special Education OR EDUC 308 (3) Characteristics and Methods for Teaching Exceptional Children 

SPED 410 (3) Instructional Planning for Students with Disabilities

SPED 411 (3) Assessment in Special Education

SPED 423 (3) General Procedures in Special Education

SPED 418 (3) Methods and Materials for Teaching a Functional Curriculum

SPED 425 (3) Home-School Coordination in Special Education

SPED 430 (3) Secondary Programming for Students in Special Education

SPED 422 (3) Teaching Reading in the Elementary School

SPED 421 (3) Reading in the Content Areas for Students with Disabilities

SPED 417* (3) Behavior Management for Children and Youth with Disabilities

SPED 419* (3) Academic Methods and Materials for Students with Disabilities

EDUC 400* (6) Clinical Field Experience III-Special Education.

*SPED 417, SPED 419 and EDUC 400 must be taken during the same semester

State licensure tests :       

Learning Behavior Specialist (155)        
Special Education General Curriculum (163)

For the full grade range (K-21), all listed SPED courses are required as well as both the Special Education General Curriculum test (#163) and the Learning Behavior Specialist test (#155).

For endorsements within a specific age range, for example Elementary Education, students will complete a subset of listed courses appropriate to cover the four ISBE required areas (survey, characteristics, general methods within the LBS I scope, assessment within the LBS I scope) and have a passing score on the LBS I test (#155).