Overview

Learning & Behavior Specialist II (LBSII) prepares highly skilled, innovative Multiple Disabilities Specialists, who have expertise in educating students with severe and multiple disabilities (e.g. intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, complex health care needs, orthopedic impairments).

Who should apply

This 2.5 year program is designed for practicing professionals who are currently teaching students with severe and multiple disabilities. The Learning Behavior Specialist II (LBS II) Master’s Program is an advanced credential available to holders of the following standard or master certificates in Special Education:

  • Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I)
  • Teacher of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired
  • Teacher of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Admission to the LBS II program is contingent upon initial certification in Special Education. Students who enter an LBS II program must have met all standards associated with the initial certification they hold.

Programs Offered


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has determined that our curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state of Illinois. We are unable to determine if the curriculum meets the educational requirements for any of the remaining U.S. states and jurisdictions. Please go to the University's State Authorization Licensing and Complaint Information to find your state’s requirements, resources and contact information.
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