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Special Education Endorsement Overview


Whether you are a full-time student athlete on the road, a busy working adult, or a parent working within the home, online learning offers a flexible and convenient way to expand your education. Many students enjoy the freedom of scheduling and independence they experience in online courses.

Online courses at Greenville College are designed with student engagement at the core. Online students are challenged with a variety of learning experiences both independently and cooperatively within the course. The amount of interaction varies by subject, but a well-managed study plan will help the online learner stay focused, on task, and involved. 

Like students enrolled in classroom-based courses, students enrolled in online courses should plan to devote approximately three hours of work per week per credit hour enrolled to get the most out of their learning experience. 

Special Education Endorsement

Educators who desire to enhance their teaching skills and become state qualified to teach exceptional children can complete classes towards the Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS1) endorsement and meet Illinois State Board of Education requirements. The program consists of four courses:

  • Diagnostic Assessment for Special Education (3 credits)
  • Practicum in Special Education (1 credit)
  • Characteristics of Students with Disabilities (4 credits)
  • Special Education Methods and Materials (4 credits)

A prerequisite to this course is completion of the Exceptional Child course.

Please note: The enrollment deadline for summer 2014 LBS 1 courses has passed. Please check back in early 2015 for the summer 2015 LBS 1 schedule.


Greenville College's special education curriculum is offered online with limited face-to-face courses and field experience to meet Illinois State Board of Education requirements for special education endorsement. Classes meet for one week followed by two weeks of online work. Locations include:

  • Greenville
  • Centralia
  • Godfrey
  • Lincoln


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