B.S.Ed. in Special Education, Learning Behavior Specialist I emphasis
There are two Special Education degree options:
Bachelor of Science in Education degree with an emphasis in Visual Impairments in the Department of Special and Early Education
Students in this emphasis are prepared to work as certified special education teachers with children with visual disabilities, as an orientation and mobility specialist with children and adults with visual disabilities, or as a rehabilitation teacher with adults who have visual disabilities.
Bachelor of Science in Education degree with an emphasis in Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBSI) in the Department of Special and Early Education
Students in this emphasis are prepared to work in the classroom with individuals with a wide array of disabilities from kindergarten through age 21.
What will I study?
Teacher candidates will learn how to work with students who have a variety of disabilities and abilities, how to teach all students, and how to integrate students into schools and community organizations. They will also learn effective ways to incorporate common core standards and curriculum with individual education plans as well as learn how to use assistive technology. Check out the Catalog Program Information.
The most common minor associated with LBSI majors is Deaf Rehabilitation. The most common endorsements associated with LBSI and Vision majors are English as a Second Language
What are some interesting classes I might take?
Our methods courses are directly related to clinical experiences where candidates apply evidence-based practices learned in the classroom to real-life educational settings:
- Consultation and Collaboration Skills for Special Educators
- Linking Student Characteristics to Educational Interventions
- Social/Emotional Behavior Support and Management
- Communication Systems Used By Persons with Visual Impairments
- Instructional Systems for Use of Low Vision in Educational Settings
hands-on learning opportunities are available?
Hands-on learning is an integral part of the Special Education curriculum and may include these courses:
SESE 370 - Educational Interventions for Students with Diverse Abilities - teacher candidates receive early exposure to services in special education in settings such as community programs like the Penguin Players, etc.
SESE 461 - Assistive Technology for Individuals with Autism and Multiple Disabilities. Working in the COE Assistive Technology Lab, students learn a variety of low- and high-tech applications for students with disabilities.
What can I do with this degree?
Special Education teachers with a Learning Behavior Specialist I
Those who specialize in Visual Impairments are frequently employed by school districts to work with students in their schools who have visual impairments.
Special Education Occupational Outlook
Contact special education advisor Barb Amberg at email@example.com or 815-753-8359.
Program for Learning Behavior Specialist I
Program for Vision
What's the next step?
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- Academic Programs
- Early Childhood Education (B.S.)
- Special Education, Learning Behavior Specialist I (B.S.Ed.)
- Early Childhood Education (M.S.Ed.)
- Special Education, Advanced Special Education Practices (M.S.Ed.)
- Special Education, Early Childhood (M.S.Ed.)
- Special Education, Learning Behavior Specialist I (M.S.Ed.)
- Special Education, Vision Programs (B.S.Ed. and M.S.Ed.)
- Certificates of Graduate Study
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Department of Special and Early Education
Gabel Hall 159