LBSI Special Education Endorsement


Important Registration Dates
Monday, February 6 – last day to register for February 13 course starts
Monday, February 27 – last day to register for March 6 course starts


For information on the full Pre-K through Age 21 Endorsement or Master’s Degree visit
Pre-K through Age 21 LBSI

NOTE: If you are beginning your LBSI Grade-Range Specific endorsement with the University of St. Francis, it is highly recommended that candidates begin with course EEND 640 followed in sequence by course EEND 642 and EEND 644.

EEND 640: Development and Characteristics of Individuals with Special Needs (3 credit hours)
March 6 – May 1 | online

EEND 642: Assessment and Diagnosis in Special Education (3 credit hours)
March 6 – May 1 | online

EEND 644: Specialized Curriculum and Methods in Special Education (3 credit hours)
Option 1: March 6 – May 1 | online

Option 2: February 13 – March 29 | blended*
*Course meets face-to-face on Wednesdays (2/15, 3/1, 3/15, and 3/29) 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. at USF Main Campus with additional assignments and work completed online.

Option 3: March 8 – May 1 | blended
Course meets face-to-face on Wednesday, March 8 in Forest Park, IL – REGISTER HERE

The following course MAY be required if not previously completed during undergraduate or other graduate degree programs. Transcript evaluation may be used to determine completion of this course. **PLEASE NOTE** USF is not able to perform transcript review or confirm acceptance of previously completed coursework in advance of request for entitlement. Candidates may visit their local ROE or request assistance from the college/university where the course was completed to see if it meets requirement as outlined by ISBE.

EEND 605: Survey of the Exceptional Person (3 credit hours)
February 13 – April 10 | online

Illinois State Board of Education Requirements
For current information regarding Illinois State Board of Education requirements (including tests when applicable), please visit ISBE at