Earn Your LBS1 Special Education Approval
The learning and behavior specialist approval is available to teachers already licensed in early childhood, elementary, or secondary education. This special education approval is limited to the grade level of the teaching license you hold. Earning an LBS1 approval through North Park will advance your special education career and make you a more effective teacher.
In the LBS1 approval program, you will survey the characteristics of learners with disabilities, gain practical experience observing special education classes for clinical hours, examine the assessment and evaluation instruments used for special populations, and learn about the educational approaches and best practices used by teachers to design curriculum and instruct students with disabilities.
Our compassionate, experienced faculty spend time in the field to master the latest best practices and regularly contribute to advancing the framework of education. They will teach you best practices in education—and prepare you to lead and transform others wherever your career takes you.
North Park offers a 25% tuition discount for full-time employees, teachers, and/or day-to-day substitute teachers in public or private Chicago schools as well as students who enroll in the master of arts in educational leadership (MAEL) program.