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Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


M.Ed. in Behavior Intervention Specialist

Degree Requirements

Total Hours: 30
Practicum: None
Comprehensive: Portfolio
Thesis: None

Length of Program
The program is designed for licensed teachers who typically complete the program as part-time students. Part-time students take 3 to 6 semester hours (one or two classes) per semester and can complete the program in 3 years or less with summer school enrollment. Students have five years from acceptance to complete the program (See SOE Policy: Time Limit for Degree Completion)

Curriculum Plan
The program requires 30 hours semester hours (10 classes) and completion of a comprehensive portfolio at the end of coursework.

Continuous Enrollments
Master's students in Behavior Intervention Specialist are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. (See SOE Policy: Academic Standing - Continuous Enrollment)

A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.

Candidates in all programs leading to Illinois licensure are required to pass an Illinois State Criminal Background Check.

Required Courses (30 semester hours)

Comprehensive Assessment   
A Comprehensive Portfolio is required.  Students will be made aware of the requirements during the required courses in the program. No application is required.  Program faculty will notify students of results.

Degree Conferral
While the commencement ceremony is every May, degrees can be conferred May, August, and December. Students must apply for graduation/degree conferral. Students should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate completing all degree requirements. Failure to meet application deadlines may result in a delay of the conferral of the degree to the following semester. Applications for Degree Conferral are due:

Please note, if you do not graduate when anticipated you will need to submit a new application. 


School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312.915.6800 ยท SchlEduc@luc.edu

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