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Assistive Technology Leaders in Special Education II (ATLiS2) is a special education scholarship program that will prepare currently licensed educators to earn an Illinois learning behavior specialist (LBS1) endorsement and an advanced learning behavior specialist (LBS2) endorsement in assistive technology. ATLiS2 scholars will participate in interdisciplinary coursework and community building activities to establish a community of assistive technology specialists.

ATLiS2 scholarships include costs for tuition and fees. The program will last four semesters across two years with two classes per semester. Scholars must complete a service obligation which requires two years of service for each year of support. For this project, the service obligation is four years and can be completed in a variety of settings and positions.


•  Current teachers with a professional educator’s license (PEL)

•  Interest in learning about special education and assistive technology

•  US Citizen or Permanent US Resident


Program Requirements

•  The ATLiS2 project requires 30 credits and will be completed in four semesters starting in the spring semester.

•  12 credits to earn the LBS1 endorsement (4 classes)

•  18 credits to earn the LBS2 in assistive technology (6 classes)

•  Participation in ATLiS2 Annual Meeting

•  Participation in a Community of Practice (post-graduation)

Program Benefits

•  Fully paid tuition through UIC’s Extended Campus

•  Interdisciplinary coursework

•  Community building activities

•  Post-graduation community of practice


Application Process

ATLiS2 requires the completion of one internal application. This application can be found at the link below. For fullest consideration, please complete the application by March 15th, 2024.

Applicants will be asked to submit their resume, complete a goal statement, and provide contact information for three references.

Information sessions

We will host information sessions over the coming months to review the projects and answer questions. Please register for an information session at the link below. We will send login information to those who register prior to the event.

Thursday, January 10th at 5pm

Tuesday, January 23rd at 5pm

Tuesday, February 20th at 5pm

Thursday, March 21st at 5pm


For Further Information Contact the Program Coordinator

Lindsey Marks, ATLiS2 Program Coordinator, Special Education