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:
- current resume
- cover letter outlining professional goals
- evidence of one year of successful teaching experience. This can come from an administrator or HR representative.
- official GRE scores if you have less than a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (use institution code 1319)
- names and email addresses of two references for letters of recommendation within the online application
- letters should include 1) how long the recommender has known the candidate, 2) information about the candidate’s professional work experiences, and 3) characteristics the candidate possesses which would help them be successful in a graduate program.
- candidates should make sure the recommender has information about them and sufficient time to write a comprehensive letter
- screenshot of your "my credentials" page from your Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) account. Be sure your name and endorsement(s) are visible.
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.
- Fall Term — Applications accepted at any time.
- Spring Term — Applications accepted at any time.
- Summer Term — Applications accepted at any time.
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 contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.