The required curriculum for the Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities License comprises a 52 semester credit sequence of courses. Courses for the full license are designated as Standards of Effective Practice courses, Special Education License Core courses, and EBD License courses. Students who already hold a qualifying special education license take only the EBD License courses. Students who already hold a full professional teaching license take only the Special Education License Core courses and EBD License courses. All other students take Standards of Effective Practice courses, Special Education License Core courses, and EBD License courses.  Requirements for the EBD license taken to add onto a current ABS degree are listed after the full license requirements.

Standards of Effective Practice courses: 16 credits
EDUC594General Methods of Effective Instruction3
EDUC595School-wide Systems Field Experience1
EDUC621Foundations in Education3
EDUC624Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning3
EDUC663Understanding Diversity and Student Needs2
EDUC668Classroom Technology1
EDUC751Special Education Student Teaching Seminar3
Special Education License Core courses: 16 credits
SPED605Introduction to Special Education1
SPED608Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for the Exceptional Learner2
SPED610Norm-Referenced Assessment3
SPED620Reading Foundations3
SPED621Reading Field Experience1
SPED625Special Education: Planning and Programming3
SPED670Assessment Clinical Field Experience1
SPED675Consultation, Collaboration & Resources2
EBD License courses: 20 credits
SPED604EBD: Child & Adolescent Psychopathology3
SPED613Interventions for Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities3
SPED618Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities3
SPED641Introduction to Behavioral Methods & Mental Health for Mild to Moderate Special Needs3
SPED655Classroom-Based Assessment3
SPED672EBD Field Experience1
SPED783EBD: Student Teaching4
Total Credits52

Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities K–12 (EBD) License add-on to ABS License

The required curriculum for the Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities K–12 License as an addition to an ABS license comprises a 10 semester credit sequence of courses. 

SPED604EBD: Child & Adolescent Psychopathology3
SPED613Interventions for Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities3
SPED672EBD Field Experience1
SPED788EBD: Practicum3
Total Credits10