Special Education: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (GC)


The program is for an individual seeking an initial teaching license, add-on teaching license, or additional knowledge in emotional/behavioral disorders. Students work with an advisor to determine a plan of study for all courses needed. 

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Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

This program satisfies licensure-to-practice standards for Minnesota and may satisfy standards for other states or US territories.

Licensure/Certification Disclosure

Program Requirements

Restricted Electives

The Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Graduate Certificate is a variable certificate with 10 to 14 credits.

Core Competency Courses - Choose 7 - 11 Credit(s). Core Competency Courses. This certificate is specifically designed to meet MN Board of Teaching (BOT) Licensure Standards. A student admitted to this program must work with an advisor to determine the exact number of credits needed to meet MN BOT licensure standards.

This course addresses foundational knowledge for teachers of students with learning disabilities, and focuses on the referral, evaluation, and program planning process for these students.

Prerequisites: none

The purpose of this course is the effective applications of procedures for teaching students with emotional/behavioral disorders in school settings. Students will build individual programs through the use of Functional Behavioral Assessments focusing on Positive Behavioral Supports.

Prerequisites: none

Field experience in off-campus programs providing services to student with learning disabilities. Designed to professionalize the educational experience and ensure license standards competency. Must be taken with SPED 658.

Prerequisites: none

Licensure Requirement - Choose 3 Credit(s). Students without an existing special education license are required to take SPED 656

This is an accompanying course for initial licensure Special Education teacher candidates in the areas of ASD, DCD, EBD, LD, and ECSE.

Prerequisites: none

This course is an accompanying course for all advanced licensure Special Education teacher candidates.

Prerequisites: none