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Special Education, Bachelor

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, IL,
The special education (Learning Behavior Specialist I) program prepares you for the State of Illinois Professional Educator's License in Special Education, which qualifies you to teach students with special needs from birth to age 21. It also includes an English as a Second Language endorsement that certifies you to teach English language learners.


The nationally accredited degree prepares you for any situation you might face in the classroom. You participate in classroom field experiences your freshman year, then you gain more teaching responsibilities as you prepare for the senior student teaching experience. As a special education major, you work closely with students who have learning or behavioral disabilities. Bradley faculty and your supervising teachers are valuable mentors throughout the process.


The teacher education department is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The special education program is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technology Applications
  • Mathematics for Teachers I
  • Mathematics for Teachers II
  • The History of Education in the United States
  • Field Experience: Schools and Schooling in American Society
  • Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood
  • Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood and Effective Teaching Field Experience

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete application
  • Official copy of high school transcripts sent to Bradley directly from your high school.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the testing service or included on an official high school transcript.
  • One letter of recommendation is recommended, but not required. In some cases, more letters may be helpful. No specific form is needed.
  • One- or two-page personal statement or essay. Be sure to include your full name on each page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    33360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Peoria

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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