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Introduction 

Candidates successfully completing the Master of Science in Special Education will be able to obtain an endorsement in the areas of Learning Behavior Specialist II (LBS II) Curriculum Adaptation Specialist (CAS) or Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) or both.

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Admission to the Program 

Candidates who have completed all of the requirements for the LBS I Focus Program may complete the appropriate coursework needed to earn an LBS II endorsement. Two LBS II endorsements on the Professional Education License paths exist in the SPED Department. These include (a) Curriculum Adaptation Specialist (CAS) and (b) Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS). Candidates who are interested in applying their LBS I Focus Program coursework toward a Master’s degree must submit a written statement to the Focus Committee and to the College of Graduate Studies and Research indicating their intention to begin LBS II coursework, and submit a change of program form to the focus program advisor. The courses required for the LBS II (in either CAS or BIS) include 5 courses plus an additional capstone experi- ence course. To obtain an endorsement on the Professional Education License in either CAS or BIS, candidates must also pass the ILTS Content Test for that area.

Program Contact Information 

Dr. Kathleen Brown

773-442-5593

k-brown5@neiu.edu

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