Note: This program is currently closed for admissions for the 2021-2022 school year, while we re-envision it to better meet the needs of pre-service teachers and youth with EBD throughout the state. If you are interested in being a part of the next cohort, please contact your district administrator to explore future partnership.
We are re-envisioning courses within our residency-based program to be offered virtually, so pre-service teachers from across the state can enroll in our licensure program. This program will blend university-delivered instruction with residency-based coaching in classrooms that serve students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Candidates who complete our nonconventional residency-based program are prepared to be not only excellent teachers, ready for a job working with students with severe EBD, but also leaders poised to implement the most effective evidence-based practices and promote student success.
As we expand the reach of our program across the state, we are seeking partnerships with additional districts. If you are a paraprofessional with an undergraduate degree interested in pursuing your EBD teaching license, ask a district administrator whether your district has an existing partnership with the University of Minnesota Twin Cities special education EBD licensure program. In the event the district does not have an existing partnership, interested district administrators should contact Professor Jennifer McComas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Graduates of the EBD licensure program:
Details about the revised coursework for the non-conventional emotional and behavioral disorders licensure and special education MEd program will be made available when ready.
Visit the College of Education and Human Development's Finance and Funding page for information on tuition.