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This non-degree, 100% online program is designed to prepare current educators to help students with disabilities to fully develop their intellectual and social capabilities.

The Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS I) Endorsement program is designed for teachers who are either:

  • Currently employed and interested in earning their LBS I endorsement in a flexible format through evening classes, or
  • Interested in working with students with disabilities at the grade range of their current Professional Educator License

Upon completion of the endorsement coursework, candidates may complete additional coursework to receive a Master of Arts in Education degree

Learning Behavior Specialist Endorsement Flyer (pdf)

Endorsement Requirements

Candidates may apply for the Learning Behavior Specialist endorsement upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed curriculum while maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0. In addition, candidates must: 

  • Hold a valid Professional Educator License (PEL)
  • Pass the Learning Behavior Specialist content test

The endorsement program can be completed in approximately three to four semesters.

Application Deadlines
  • Summer II: July 6–August 24; deadline: June 25
  • Fall I: August 30–October 22; deadline: August 20
  • Fall II: October 25–December 18; deadline: October 15
  • Spring I: January 10–March 4; deadline: January 3
  • Spring II: March 14–May 5; deadline: March 4
Learning Behavioral Specialist (1) Learning Outcomes
  • Understand theoretical foundations of teaching the exceptional child
  • Identify general characteristics of children with disabilities within the LBS I scope
  • Apply general methods for teaching children with disabilities within the LBS I scope
  • Demonstrate psychological assessment of children with disabilities within the LBS I scope
For the Learning Behavior Specialist Endorsement curriculum, please visit the University Bulletin.