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Learning Behavior Specialist I Endorsement
The LBS1 Endorsement program is designed specifically for candidates who are full-time teachers and strive to expand their knowledge, skills, and dispositions for working with students with exceptionalities.
Cohort model; accelerated classes meet once a week
Offered online and at multiple Chicagoland locations
Licensed teachers desiring to add an LBS1 endorsement
The LBS1 Endorsement program is designed specifically for candidates who are full-time teachers and strive to expand their knowledge, skills, and dispositions for working with students with exceptionalities. In an ever changing diverse educational environment where there are crucial needs to support all learners in an inclusive environment and high demand teaching fields, it is critical to provide a licensing program specifically designed to meet the needs of educators including: 1) those who are licensed but new to special education who seek the LBS1 endorsement, and 2) those who are seeking to learn more about special education, but who are not applying for licensure or endorsement. The LBS1 will enable educators to work with students with disabilities and will assist educators in learning about a wide range of exceptionalities, assessment types, and differentiated and collaborative instructional delivery models. The program will combine a balanced approach of theory and application and will prepare educators to be culturally responsive educational leaders in the classroom.
The LBS1 program clinical experiences are embedded in the courses, meaning course assignments and field work are contingent one upon the other. The coursework and embedded clinical experiences align with the Illinois State Board of Education Content Standards for Special Educators-Learning Behavior Specialist I. The learning outcomes are aligned to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), 2002 Common Core of Standards for All Special Educators (CC), ISBE 2002 Standards for the Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS), and Council for Exceptional Children (2012) Initial Level Special Educator Preparation Standards (CEC), a partner of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The learning objectives are also aligned with the 2013 Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (IPTS), and the Olivet Nazarene University Teacher Education Conceptual Framework (ONU):
Professionals Influencing Lives – 1. Foundations, 2. Professionalism, 3. Curriculum/ Instruction/ Evaluation, and 4. Christ-Centered Character.
Teaching Diverse Populations Characteristics of Students with Disabilities
Methods of Intervention for Students with Disabilities
Using Assessment to Inform Instruction