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special education teaching approval program
Eureka College is offering, as a cohort model, an opportunity for certified teachers to receive Special Education Teaching Approval. This approval will qualify individuals to teach in a special education classroom or collaborative general education setting. Approvals will be issued by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Note: Approvals will expire in three years. If an individual with an approval goes on to pass the Learning Behavior Specialist - LBS I test they may apply to ISBE for the LBS I Endorsement and have it added to their current teaching certificate. Endorsements are valid for the same levels as the certificate in which an individual holds; i.e. early childhood, elementary, or high school certificate. Final approval is made through the Illinois State Board of Education.
Due to the nature of this program - (students are non-degree/certificate seeking) - there is no financial aid available for this cohort program. Alternative and/or private loans may be available.
Special Education Teaching Approval Program session begins.
Once individuals complete the course work at Eureka and wish to receive the LBS I Endorsement, they shall submit an application for a special certificate on a form supplied by ISBE and shall comply with such other application procedures as the State Board may require.
The required form - ISBE 73-52
Initial application and transcript review for approval begins with ISBE. If an individual does not qualify for a special certificate, they will be notified of any deficiencies. It is anticipated that Eureka College’s Special Education Teaching Approval Program will fulfill most all deficiencies as required by Illinois’ State Board of Education. Some exceptions may apply, i.e. out of state teaching certificates.
Contact the following with any questions regarding certification and/or requirements for approval:
Regional Office of Education
The Illinois State Board of Education