Special Education - Specialist in Learning & Behavior
As the largest specialty program, the Learning and Behavior Specialist prepares students to teach in most public special education classrooms. Specialists in Learning and Behavior teach children with learning, emotional, or cognitive disabilities, orthopedic impairments, autism spectrum, multiple disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, or other health impairments.
Point of Pride
Illinois State recently launched an accelerated 3.5-year degree program for Learning and Behavior Specialist majors, called Teach Ahead. Graduates experience less competition for open teaching positions and begin earning a salary 8 months earlier.
Why study Special Education - Specialist in Learning & Behavior?
Special education teachers can be found at all grade levels. They instruct students with a variety of disabilities, such as visual and hearing impairments, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities. Special education teachers design and modify instructions to meet the special needs of their students.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!