The required curriculum for the Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities License is a 52 semester credit sequence of courses. Courses for the full license are designated as Standards of Effective Practice (SEP) courses, Special Education License Core (SPED) courses, and EBD License (EBD) courses. Students who already hold a full professional teaching license take only the SPED courses and EBD License courses. Students with a qualifying special education license take only the EBD courses. All other students take the SEP courses, SPED courses, and EBD License courses. 

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
SPED670Special Education Assessment 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

Sample Course Sequence: Full EBD License

This example includes the courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Summer Session.

First Year
  SummerCredits
  EDUC621 Foundations in Education3
  EDUC668 Classroom Technology1
  EDUC624 Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning3
   7
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
SPED620 Reading Foundations3SPED608 Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for the Exceptional Learner2SPED625 Special Education: Planning and Programming3
SPED621 Reading Field Experience1SPED605 Introduction to Special Education1SPED675 Consultation, Collaboration Resources2
EDUC594 General Methods of Effective Instruction3SPED670 Special Education Assessment Field Experience1 
EDUC595 School-wide Systems Field Experience1SPED610 Norm-Referenced Assessment3 
EDUC663 Understanding Diversity and Student Needs2SPED655 Classroom-Based Assessment3 
 10 10 5
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
SPED618 Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities3SPED613 Interventions for Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities3 
SPED672 EBD Field Experience1EDUC751 Special Education Student Teaching Seminar3 
SPED604 EBD: Child Adolescent Psychopathology3SPED783 EBD: Student Teaching4 
SPED641 Introduction to Behavioral Methods Mental Health for Mild to Moderate Special Needs3  
 10 10 
Total Credits: 52

Sample Course Sequence: EBD License for Licensed General Education Teachers

This example includes the courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Fall Semester.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
SPED620 Reading Foundations3SPED608 Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for the Exceptional Learner2SPED625 Special Education: Planning and Programming3
SPED621 Reading Field Experience1SPED605 Introduction to Special Education1SPED675 Consultation, Collaboration Resources2
 SPED670 Special Education Assessment Field Experience1 
 SPED610 Norm-Referenced Assessment3 
 SPED655 Classroom-Based Assessment3 
 4 10 5
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
SPED618 Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities3SPED613 Interventions for Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities3 
SPED672 EBD Field Experience1SPED783 EBD: Student Teaching4 
SPED604 EBD: Child Adolescent Psychopathology3  
SPED641 Introduction to Behavioral Methods Mental Health for Mild to Moderate Special Needs3  
 10 7 
Total Credits: 36

Sample Course Sequence: EBD License for Qualifying Licensed Special Education Teachers

This example includes the courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Spring Semester.

First Year
 SpringCredits
 SPED655 Classroom-Based Assessment3
  3
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
SPED618 Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities3SPED613 Interventions for Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities3
SPED672 EBD Field Experience1SPED783 EBD: Student Teaching4
SPED604 EBD: Child Adolescent Psychopathology3 
SPED641 Introduction to Behavioral Methods Mental Health for Mild to Moderate Special Needs3 
 10 7
Total Credits: 20

Sample Course Sequence: EBD License add-on for Licensed ABS Teachers

This example includes the courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Fall Semester.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
SPED604 EBD: Child Adolescent Psychopathology3SPED613 Interventions for Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities3
SPED672 EBD Field Experience1SPED788 EBD: Practicum3
 4 6
Total Credits: 10