Education Specialist in Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
William Carey University

Program Details

The School of Education serves to prepare confident, caring, and reflective educators within a Christian environment, from a liberal arts curriculum for pre-service educators as well as advanced preparation for in-service educators. The specific goals and objectives of the Specialist of Education program are to provide students with opportunities to become confident, caring, and reflective educators. The academic requirements for a Specialist in Education for emotional and behavioral disorders degree consist of courses from four categories: (1) professional education, (2) specialized concentration, (3) experiential courses, and (4) research.


  • Hold a master’s degree from an institution fully accredited by a recognized accrediting agency
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all college work completed to date
  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.25 (4.0 scale) in a related master's program
  • Have completed 30 hours of graduate work
  • Hold a valid teaching license or waiver of licensure form
  • Two reference forms

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of California.