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Special Education - Learning Behavior Intervention Specialist 2

The Behavior Intervention program is a five-course sequence that prepares special education teachers to serve students with challenging behavioral needs, including to collaborate with families and other educational professionals in developing and implementing strategies for individual students.

The Behavior Intervention program is typically completed as part of a Master of Science degree program in the Department of Special Education, combining core courses and electives. The program can also be taken as a stand-alone non-degree program. For additional information and advisement, please contact Nikki Michalak, Graduate Program Advisor.

This certificate requires 15 credit hours for completion.

University Admission Requirements

A student applying to a graduate certificate program or as a graduate student at-large must:

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year

International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.

Additional Program Admission Requirements

A student applying to this program must:

  • submit a current resume
  • submit a cover letter outlining professional goals
  • submit a letter documenting a minimum of one year of successful teaching experience
  • provide an official transcript from each higher education institution attended
  • spring and summer applicants must provide three completed departmental recommendation forms from professional references that address the candidate's disposition for advanced study
  • provide a photocopy of current teaching certificates

Mail to:
SED Post-Master's Certification Admissions Advisor
Special Education Department
Campus Box 5910
Illinois State University,
Normal, Illinois, 61790-5900.

  • Fall applicants will submit names and e-mail addresses of three references for letters of recommendation and upload a copy of current teaching certificates within the online application.

Admission Dates and Deadlines

Term Application Deadline
Fall  April 1 
Fall  May 1 for International students 
Spring  September 1 
Spring  October 1 for International students 
Summer  February 1 
Summer  April 1 for International students 

Cost & Funding

See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from continuous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.

Graduate Coordinator

Name Office Email Phone
Megan Baxter  DeGarmo Hall 61H  mebaxte@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-2314 
Jane Koscielak  DeGarmo Hall 61C  jdkosci@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5133 
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