Special Education Endorsement

If you’re a teacher with a valid Professional Educator License (PEL), you can earn concurrently valid Special Education endorsement. Enhance your teaching skills and advance your career in the high demand field of special education. This summer, Greenville University’s GET SET (Summer Endorsements for Teachers) program offers convenient online classes toward endorsement. Curriculum occurs conveniently online by passionate faculty and includes a field experience (practicum) to meet Illinois State Board of Education requirements.

A prerequisite to the endorsement is the completion of an Exceptional Child course. The endorsement also requires successful completion of the LBS I content area test # 155.

The endorsement coursework can be completed as part of the master's degree in Special Education program at Greenville University.

Greenville University’s School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). 

This endorsement is offered during our special summer start.

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Career Advancement
An LBS1 endorsement enhances your marketability and advances your career in an in-demand field. Convenient summer classes move you toward an in-demand endorsement when it’s easiest for you.
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Courses that lead to endorsement help you realize your goals at a price you can afford. Credits you earn count toward GU’s graduate degree in special education.

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The faith perspective. GU integrates faith-centered values and ethics to aid teachers in helping students holistically.

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Accreditation and respected reputation. GU’s School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Both undergraduate and graduate programs have earned a reputation for excellence, producing teachers of excellence. 

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Designed with teachers in mind. NEW online summer course schedules occur when you are out of the classroom and before you go back in. 

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Special Education Endorsement Course Requirements

  • EDUC 514 Characteristics of Disabilities 
  • EDUC 511 Special Ed Methods & Materials 
  • EDUC 518 Assessment of Exceptional Children 
  • EDUC 595 Practicum: 1 credit

Visit the Online Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.