Candidates will complete a nonconventional residency-based program that will incorporate on-line and traditional classroom instruction with residency-based coaching in classrooms that serve students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). You will leave the program not only an excellent teacher prepared for a job working with students with severe EBD, but also a leader prepared to implement the most effective evidence-based practices and promote the success of your students.
To apply, you must be employed as a paraprofessional in a level III of IV classroom by one of our partner school districts and include a written recommendation from the district with your application.
Rated #9 in the nation among special education graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report in 2020
Graduates of the EBD licensure program:
The non-conventional emotional & behavioral disorders licensure and special education MEd program require the completion of 36 credits. Your total number of required credits may vary based on previous educational experience or licensures.
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"This program is what the education field needs to continue to open doors for educators that know and understand the job. Our program is putting teachers into the community that have a love, desire, and passion to be advocates for our sometimes marginalized students."