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2013- 2014

Catalog update:
October 15, 2013

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Students are required to follow the Academic Handbook and Code of Student Responsibility

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the Early Childhood Special Education (LBS1) endorsement, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with and a valid professional educator  license that includes an early childhood education endorsement .

Applicants must also submit the following items to The Office of Graduate Admission:

  • Completed application
  • $40 application fee
  • One official transcript from all colleges and/or universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors
  • Statement of purpose indicating professional development goals and related experience (750 words)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae showing evidence of adequate background for the program

Course Requirements

Students that have completed the DePaul Early Childhood program can elect to take these additional classes to qualify for a LBS1 endorsement on their teaching license.  The ECE LBS1 endorsement program is only available to current students or alumni of the Early Childhood program.  

Graduate Courses:  grade of C or better required

Undergraduate Courses:  grade of C or better required

Licensure Test  

All individuals licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete licensure tests specific to their teaching license.  LBS1 Endorsement students must complete the following tests: 
  • LBS1 Content Area Test (test #155) – assesses knowledge of working with students with disabilities and special needs.

Endorsement Application

Individuals must submit an application directly to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) upon successful completion of the required coursework and licensure tests.  All individuals must meet ISBE requirements at the time of application.  Requirements are subject to change per the discretion of ISBE.