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Special Education Behavior Intervention Specialist

Our special education master’s degree program combines the Learning Behavior Specialist II: Behavior Intervention Specialist endorsement with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc® verified course sequence which allows our students to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination® (BCBA)

Or if you already have your Master’s, we can prepare you for the BCBA exam by taking only the BACB verified course sequence.  Whichever option you seek, we can help you take your career in Special Education further.

To see BACB Pass-Rate Data click HERE.

Programs

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Program

Special Education—Behavior Intervention Specialist (BCBA Certification Eligibility; LBS II: BIS Endorsement)

If you’re seeking. . .
Eligibility to sit for the BCBA Certification
ISBE entitlement: LBS II: BIS

You’ll need. . .
Master’s degree in psychology, education, or applied behavior analysis
Illinois LBS I endorsement on valid teaching license (Pre-K to Age 21)
One year of special education teaching experience

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Program

Special Education—Behavior Intervention Specialist (BCBA Certification Eligibility)

If you’re seeking. . .
Eligibility to sit for the BCBA Certification

You’ll need. . .
Master’s degree in psychology, education, or applied behavior analysis

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Program

Special Education—Behavior Intervention Specialist (LBS II: BIS Endorsement)

If you’re seeking. . .
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) or an LBS II endorsement in Deaf and Hard of Hearing or Visual Impairments
One year of special education teaching experience

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Program

Special Education—Behavior Intervention Specialist (MA and BCBA Certification Eligibility)

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

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Program

Special Education—Behavior Intervention Specialist (MA, BCBA Certification Eligibility, and LBS II: BIS Endorsement)

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

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.”