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Special Education K-12 Emotional Disabilities

Program Details

All Special Education programs have identical coursework, and each program area requires student teaching within the identified special education disability. It is important for special education teachers to know about all disabilities.

Students in the Special Education - Emotional Disabilities program are preparing to teach Special Education classes in grades K-12. This program requires 51 credits including in-person field experiences in many of the courses as well as a nine-week student teaching experience. Students must verify content proficiency through the passage of a state-approved content exam (AEPA).

Educators specializing in Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) teach students whose emotional and/or behavioral disabilities interfere with their acquisition of academic, vocational and social skills. Educators gain skills in differentiating instruction, assessing challenging behavior and implementing effective classroom management and positive behavioral support. After completing this program students will have the knowledge and skills to postively impact students in the K-12 classroom, become part of a supportive network of fellow students, and learn from expert faculty currently active in the K-12 classroom.


Post-Baccalaureate courses are designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree or higher (in any area) from an accredited university.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


Many states will NOT accept Arizona Certificates if there are deficiencies listed on the certificate.