Special Education Endorsement

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 a Special Education endorsement. Coursework in GU’s Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS1) endorsement applies toward state qualification to teach exceptional children

A prerequisite to this course is completion of the Exceptional Child course. 

Completion of accredited Special Education endorsement coursework can apply toward a Greenville University graduate degree in Special Education. Curriculum occurs conveniently online by passionate faculty and includes a field experience (practicum) to meet Illinois State Board of Education requirements. 

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.
Invest in Your Future
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.
Student-Centric Teaching
Empathetic, relational faculty members guide your path toward advancement in the career you love, enhancing your skills to teach exceptional students.

Why GU

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Designed with teachers in mind. NEW online summer course schedules occur when you are out of the classroom for the summer.  

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

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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.