The required curriculum for the Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities License is a 53 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 Core 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 Core courses, and EBD License courses. 

Standards of Effective Practice courses: 16 credits
EDUC 594General Methods of Effective Instruction3
EDUC 595School-wide Systems Field Experience1
EDUC 621Foundations in Education3
EDUC 624Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning3
EDUC 663Understanding Diversity and Student Needs2
EDUC 668Classroom Technology1
EDUC 751Special Education Student Teaching Seminar3
Special Education License Core courses: 17 credits
SPED 605Introduction to Special Education1
SPED 608Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for the Exceptional Learner3
SPED 610Norm-Referenced Assessment3
SPED 620Reading Foundations3
SPED 621Reading Field Experience1
SPED 625Special Education: Planning and Programming3
SPED 670Special Education Assessment Field Experience1
SPED 675Consultation, Collaboration & Resources2
EBD License courses: 20 credits
SPED 604Child & Adolescent Psychopathology3
SPED 613Intervention Strategies for Moderate to Severe Behavioral Disabilities3
SPED 618Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities3
SPED 641Introduction to Behavioral Methods & Mental Health for Mild to Moderate Special Needs3
SPED 655Classroom-Based Assessment3
SPED 672EBD Field Experience1
SPED 783EBD: Student Teaching4
Total Credits53

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. 

SPED 604Child & Adolescent Psychopathology3
SPED 613Intervention Strategies for Moderate to Severe Behavioral Disabilities3
SPED 672EBD Field Experience1
SPED 788EBD: Practicum3
Total Credits10