Master of Science in Special Education (LBS II)
The LBS II program at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is designed to provide advanced preparation for candidates who are seeking State of Illinois LBS II Endorsement and a Master of Science degree. An endorsement-only option is available for candidates who already have a Master's degree. In order for candidates to be eligible to enter the LBS II program, they must have a valid LBS I certificate or Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Blind and Visually impaired or Speech Language Pathology on a type 10 (or the respective equivalent), have passed the Illinois Test of Basic Skills and the Assessment of Professional Teaching (ATP) and met the requirements of the NEIU College of Graduate Studies and Research and the Special Education Department.
Is this for me?
This program is for you if you want to deepen your understanding of special education interventions and services through collaboration and personal reflection. LBS II provides advanced training and certification in Curriculum Adaptation Specialist (CAS) and Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) through targeted courses and clinical experiences in your own classroom setting.
Students who have completed the program have taken leadership roles in Response to Intervention (RTI) systems and behavior support teams. LBS II students are prepared to serve as mentors for new teachers and to facilitate school improvement that transforms schools to suit the needs of all learners.