Special Education, Major and Licensure in Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I)
College: School of Education
Student Type: Traditional Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Lisle Campus
Students majoring in Special Education/(LBS I) must complete the following requirements. These align with, but are not totally inclusive of, all of the University’s Basic Skills and Distribution Requirements for an undergraduate degree at Benedictine University.
- The Basic Skills core with at least a “C” in each course. This core includes WRIT 1101 Writing Colloquium, WRIT 1102 Research Writing, COMM 1110 Speech Communication, and MATH 1112 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I.
- The Arts and Humanities distributions require 15 semester credit hours.
- The Natural Sciences distribution requires 9 semester credit hours. One Life-Scientific (QLS) or Physical-Scientific (QPS) course must include a lab.
- The Social Sciences I and II distributions require 6 semester credit hours.
- An approved multicultural/non-western culture course (3).
The cognate requirements for the major in the Special Education (LBS I) program for degree and license requirements are:
|MATH 1112||Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I||3|
|HIST 1111||American History to 1865||3|
|or HIST 1112||American History since 1865|
|PLSC 1102||American Government||3|
The professional education requirements for the Special Education (LBS1) program for degree and license requirements are:
|EDUC 2200||Preclinical Experience Level 1 with Seminar 1||1|
|EDUC 2205||Educational Foundations||3|
|EDUC 2207||Introduction to Education Seminar||1|
|EDUC 3209||Language Arts in the Elementary School||3|
|EDUC 2210||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 2215||Technology for Teachers||3|
|EDUC 3234||Preclinical Experience Level 2 with Seminar 1||1|
|EDUC 4236||Preclinical Experience Level 3 with Seminar 1||1|
|EDUC 3240||Teaching Reading/Writing in the Elementary School||3|
|EDUC 3257||Characteristics of Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities||3|
|EDUC 2260||Educating Students with Exceptionalities||3|
|EDUC 3265||Characteristics of Learners with High Incidence Disabilities||3|
|EDUC 4308||Creating An Inclusive Learning Environment||3|
|EDUC 3311||Assessment and Diagnosis for Special Education (LBSI)||3|
|EDUC 4320||Reading/Writing Diagnostics for All Learners||3|
|EDUC 4355||Managing the Learning Environment||3|
|EDUC 3357||Methods of Teaching Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities||3|
|EDUC 3358||Methods of Teaching Learners with High Incidence Disabilities||3|
|EDUC 2100||Physical Development and Health for Educators||2|
|EDUC 4372||Student Teaching (w/ Seminar) Special Education (LBS1) 1||12|
Included in these requirements are three preclinical experiences (EDUC 2200 Preclinical Experience Level 1 with Seminar, EDUC 3234 Preclinical Experience Level 2 with Seminar, and EDUC 4236 Preclinical Experience Level 3 with Seminar) and student teaching (EDUC 4372 Student Teaching (w/ Seminar) Special Education (LBS1))
All coursework for licensure must be completed with grades of “C” or better. Grades of C minus (C-) are considered to be below a “C”. “C-“ grades for equivalent courses received from another institution will need to be retaken at Benedictine and passed with a grade of “C” or better.
Students must successfully complete the education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) as part of EDUC 4372 Student Teaching (w/ Seminar) Special Education (LBS1) for degree and license completion. Students must also pass the Test of Academic Proficiency/ACT/SAT and content area tests to complete their degree with license. If a student has not completed all license requirements at the time the degree is awarded, the transcript will show that the degree/program was completed “Without License.”
Completion of the Special Education major with licensure test requirements entitles the candidate to the Professional Educator License (PEL) with the endorsement for Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) for grades K-age 21.
Students in the Education programs will achieve the following student learning outcomes (SLO):
Student Learning Outcome 1: Teacher candidates in the Education Program will have pass student teaching.
• University SLO: 1; Disciplinary Competence and Skills
Student Learning Outcome 2: Teacher Candidates will pass the content area test in their major
• University SLO: 9; Personal Development
Student Learning Outcome 3: Teacher Candidates will successfully pass edTPA
• University SLO: 2; Critical and Creative Thinking Skills