Aurora University

Special Education Endorsement (LBS I)

Why study in the Special Education Endorsement program at Aurora University?

In the Special Education Endorsement (LBS I) program, you will gain a strong knowledge base to effectively work with students who exhibit a wide range of disabilities. You will complete a comprehensive curriculum, learn to evaluate current research, and conduct your own research in the classroom. You will benefit from varied experiences that allow you to apply the theory you learn to real-world situations in your school district.

Program details

This program is designed for teachers who hold a current Illinois teaching license and wish to earn an endorsement in special education. The program consists of 19 semester hours. A student teaching or internship experience is not required.

The program is offered on the main AU campus in Aurora, Illinois, and at the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois.

Career opportunities

AU graduates teach in public schools and in therapeutic day schools for students with disabilities. More than 90 percent of students find work in the field immediately after graduation. Others use their newfound expertise to work in other fields, such as human resources.

Prepare for your future

Studying Special Education does more than teach you the skills you need for a successful career, it challenges you to see the world in a new way. Overall, these programs give you the insight and understanding to discover what matters and lead a more fulfilling life.