Master's Degree Program at the University of Illinois
Funding from Project ACCESS supports teachers of students with severe disabilities who are enrolled in the LBSII Multiple Disabilities off-campus program. Teachers who receive funding from ACCESS gain expertise in effective, research-based strategies for educating students with severe disabilities. They also receive specialized training in the areas of transition, secondary curriculum, and employment through participation in a series of intensive collaborative seminars with faculty and students from UIUC’s school social work program. These seminars emphasize an interdisciplinary focus to preparing students with severe disabilities to transition from school to competitive integrated employment. The program leads to a master’s degree in special education and teacher licensure as a Learning and Behavior Specialist II (LBSII) in Multiple Disabilities.
This program is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Project ACCESS provides LBSII Multiple Disabilities program participants with a:
Participants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to qualify for funding and sign a service agreement indicating that they will work in their field for two years for every year of funding received.