Master's Degree Program at the University of Illinois
Funding from Project ACCESS supports graduate students enrolled in the Learning and Behavior Specialist I (LBSI) program. The LBSI graduate program is a 2-year, full-time, on-campus program that leads to a Master of Education and special education teacher licensure.
Graduate students who receive funding from ACCESS gain expertise in effective, research-based strategies for educating students with disabilities. In addition, they receive specialized training in the areas of transition, secondary curriculum, and employment for students with severe disabilities through participation in a series of collaborative activities with students from UIUC’s school social work program. These activities emphasize an interdisciplinary focus to preparing students with severe disabilities to transition from school to competitive integrated employment. Graduate students from the LBSI and school social work programs complete the following activities together:
In addition, graduate students in the LBSI program receive a traineeship that supports their participation in research and teaching activities related to the grant’s competency areas.
This program is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Project ACCESS provides LBSI graduate students 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.
Applicants should submit an online application to the LBSI program via the Graduate College website: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply
All applicants will be considered for funding.
For More Information Please Contact:
Stacy K. Dymond, Professor, Department of Special Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.