LBSII

Upon successful completion of an LBSII program, students will be entitled to a Professional Educator License valid for grades K-12.

LBSII options include: Assistive Technology Specialist, Behavior Intervention Specialist, Bilingual Specialist, Curriculum Adaptation Specialist, Multiple Disabilities Specialist, and Transition Specialist.

The LBS II can be sought in either the degree seeking or non-degree seeking program. Please refer to the College of Education for further details.

Each phase of the program must be fully completed before progressing to the next phase.

Admission/Pre-Candidacy

In order to be admitted to a degree program leading to licensure, potential candidates must have the following:

After admission (typically at orientation or initial advising session), potential candidates must:

  • Apply for candidacy – this application must be turned in during the first two (2) weeks of your first semester

Candidacy

During the candidacy phase, you must:

  • Take all required coursework
  • Register for and Pass the ILTS Content Test respective to your area(s) of concentration
    • Assistive Technology Specialist #162
    • Behavior Intervention Specialist #156
    • Bilingual Special Education Specialist #157
    • Curriculum Adaptation Specialist #158
    • Multiple Disabilities Specialist #160
    • Transition Specialist #163

Licensure

During the licensure phase, you must:

  • Meet all program requirements
  • Complete and file the UIC Entitlement Application
  • Upon entitlement, file licensure application online with ISBE via ELIS (Educator’s Licensure Information System)

Induction

During your first year as a teacher, you will be contacted and asked to complete a survey about how well you were prepared as a teacher. Please take the time to complete that survey!