Endorsements

Students in the MEd Special Education program are eligible to pursue the following endorsements.

Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsements are for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing, or who have earned, an Illinois Professional Educator License. The endorsements enable students to teach in a Bilingual and/or English as a Second Language setting.

Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement

This endorsement qualifies teachers with a Professional Educator License to teach children with disabilities from birth to age 5, and qualifies teachers with an LBS I certificate to teach children with special needs, ages 3 through 5.

Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS) II Endorsements

Currently licensed teachers with LBS I endorsement can pursue LBS II endorsements through the MEd Special Education program.  Please see the Degree Requirements listing for Group 3 for endorsement requirements.