LBSI Special Education Endorsement

Courses offered through REAL are not eligible for federal financial assistance. Additional information regarding tuition and financial assistance may be found at Tuition for REAL Courses.

IMPORTANT information regarding tuition billing and payment process

Registration Information

– Monday, September 5 – last day to register for September 12 course starts
– Monday, September 26 – last day to register for October 3 course starts
– To register, select any of the active blue date links below. You must register for each course separately.


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)
October 3 – November 28 | online

EEND 642: Assessment and Diagnosis in Special Education (3 credit hours)
October 3 – November 28 | online

EEND 644: Specialized Curriculum and Methods in Special Education (3 credit hours)
October 3 – November 28 | online

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
Fall 2016: September 12 – November 7 | 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