Emotional Behavioral Disabilities (EBD) 1-12, Certificate

(Code 950-602)

The Department of Special Education offers a certificate program for special education majors to add Emotional Behavioral Disabilities certification for grades 1-12 in the form of a certificate.  Students who add this certificate to their existing program will become more marketable and attractive to future employers.  Further, this certificate will allow students to become better trained and prepared to meet the needs of a diverse 1-12 population.  Finally, this certificate encompasses the requirements for the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) certification in Emotional Behavioral Disabilities.

Students seeking this certificate will need to be accepted into their special education program and have successfully completed at least one semester and have a total and resident GPA of 2.75 or higher.  Students will apply to the EBD certificate program during the department’s regular admission cycle and the Department of Special Education Admissions Committee will decide if the student is suitable for EBD certification based on the student’s prior course experiences, knowledge, and dispositions.

Required courses:
Students must earn a B- or better in all courses.
SPED 350Introduction to Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities3
SPED 401Assessment of Students with Disabilities3
SPED 416Career Education and Transition2
SPED 453Behavioral Assessment and Planning1
SPED 455Advanced Behavioral Intervention for Students with Emotional Behavioral Disabilities3
SPED 474Student Teaching with Students with Disabilities1
Total Credits13