This approval allows the holder to serve K-12 students with the following disabilities, regardless of the teaching license held: learning disabilities,
social emotional disorders, mental retardation, physical disabilities, autism, and traumatic brain injuries.
- Hold an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) or an Educator License with Stipulations (ELS) endorsed in a teaching field.
- ISBE Form 73-86
- Your school district and regional superintendent must sign the form before it is sent to ISBE.
- Documentation to be provided by the applicant:
- Official transcripts showing completion of coursework in
survey of exceptional children and at least one of the other three areas of coursework required for the LBS I approval
- Educator’s plan of study identifying enrollment in an educator preparation institution and coursework to be completed to qualify for the LBSI approval or endorsement within the three-year validity period of the short-term emergency approval
- Documentation to be provided by the employing district (public or non-public)
- Description of the disabilities, type of classes, and age ranges of the population to be served by the candidate
- Description of supervision, including the name, IEIN (Illinois Educator Identification Number), and the position title of the supervisor— The supervisor must hold a or b:
- general administrative, superintendent, or principal and LBS I (PK-21) endorsement
- an LBS I (PK-21) supervisory endorsement or the Director of Special Education endorsement
- Description of the district’s efforts to locate a fully qualified individual for the position
3 Fiscal Years/3 years beginning with the next academic term
Before this approval expires, the educator should obtain the LBSI PK-21 endorsement.
If you already hold an LBSI endorsement or approval, you may apply for this approval to expand your grade range. Will not be issued after July 1, 2020.