Student Outcomes

The MEd Special Education program welcomes four different groups of students:

  1. Students entirely new to the teaching profession, who seek both teacher licensure and the Illinois Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1) endorsement
  2. Students who are currently licensed teachers but new to special education and seek the Illinois Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1) endorsement
  3. Students who are currently licensed special education teachers who hold a Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1) endorsement and seek Illinois Learning Behavior Specialist 2 (LBS2) endorsement(s)
  4. Students seeking new knowledge about special education but who are not interested in teacher licensure or Illinois endorsements

In addition to classroom teaching, MEd Special Education graduates go on to pursue school leadership positions, work in government agencies, and more.