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Learning Behavior Specialist II Program

At this time, the LBS2 program is no longer taking applications. If you would like to be notified of when the LBS2 courses are being offered again, please fill out this form: SPED LBS2 Interested Applicants


The Department of Special Education offers coursework leading to a Learning Behavior Specialist II certificate for special education teachers who have an Illinois Learning Behavior Specialist I certificate and who seek to develop specialized knowledge and skills. This program prepares participants to design, implement and evaluate instructional programs for special education students based on their specialty. The department offers six ISBE approved certificates in LBS II: behavior intervention specialist, transition specialist, multiple disabilities specialist, curriculum adaptation specialist, assistive technology specialist and bilingual specialist.

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DateCourse TitleCollegeFormat
N/ASPED 515 - Transition Planning and Vocational Programming for Students with Disabilities, Part College of EducationN/A
N/ASPED 522 - Advanced Procedures in Special Educator as ConsultantCollege of EducationN/A
N/ASPED 509 - Educational Implications of Learners with Low-Incidence and Multiple DisabilitiesCollege of EducationN/A
N/ASPED 516 - Transition Planning and Vocational Programming for Students with Disabilities, Part 2College of EducationN/A
January 11 - April 29, 2022SPED 510 - Advanced Curricular Adaptations for Learners with Significant and Multiple DisabilitiesCollege of EducationOnline Synchronous
January 11 - April 29, 2022DHD 535 - Advocacy and Empowerment in DisabilityCollege of Applied Health ScienceOn Campus
January 11 - April 29, 2022SPED 578 - Classroom-Based Inquiry InternshipCollege of EducationBlended