Special / Elementary Education
The LBS I – ELE program qualifies individuals for both an Illinois Type 10 LBS I Certificate and an Illinois Type 03 Elementary Certificate. The LBSI Certification qualifies individuals to teach children between the ages of 3 and 21 with a wide range of disabilities: LD, ED, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, TBI, Orthopedic, and Other Health Impairments (not including vision or hearing). The Elementary Certification qualifies individuals to teach kindergarten through 9th grade in self-contained classrooms. Students in this program must choose a concentration from one of the following areas: fine arts, foreign language, science, or social studies. Additional course work for an endorsement is required for teaching in the general education classroom at the middle school level. Additional course work is required for an Early Childhood Special Education Approval.