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M.A. Special Education Programs

Trinity offers three distinct Master of Arts programs in Special Education leading to a variety of achievements including endorsements and certifications.  For more information about endorsement or verified course sequences without the master’s degree, please visit our Endorsement and Verified Course Sequences section.

Programs

Master of Arts Special Education
Program

M.A. Special Education (LBS I)

The Master of Arts in Special Education program at Trinity Christian College leads to Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) endorsement and will give you the skills needed to work with children with special needs and help meet the growing demands of districts.

Program

M.A. Special Education: Behavior Intervention Specialist (+ABAI VCS & LBS II: BIS Endorsement Sequence)

If you’re seeking. . .
MA in Special Education, Behavior Intervention Specialist
Eligibility to sit for the BCBA Certification
ISBE entitlement: LBS II: BIS

You’ll need. . .
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
Illinois LBS I endorsement on valid teaching license (Pre-K to Age 21)
One year of special education teaching experience

Program

M.A. Special Education: Behavior Intervention Specialist (+ABAI Verified Course Sequence)

If you’re seeking. . .
MA in Special Education, Behavior Intervention Specialist
Eligibility to sit for the BCBA Certification

You’ll need. . .
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
One year of special education teaching experience

Program

M.A. Special Education: Diverse Learners

Trinity Christian College’s Master of Arts in Special Education Diverse Learners program allows teachers to meet the requirements to add both the ESL/Bilingual Education endorsement and Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) grade range endorsement to their professional educator’s license (PEL).

Faculty Focus

Sara Baillie

Associate Professor of Special Education; Director of the Graduate Program in Special Education-Behavior Intervention Specialist

Sara Baillie wants all her students to come away from her courses with the experience of how to think through a situation in an ethical manner. “Many of the courses that I teach are about behavior analysis ethics and special education law. With that, I am lucky enough to push students to see a situation from a different perspective. I get to examine, explore, and ponder with students about how to deal with difficult situations.”