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The program in special education for children with emotional and behavioral disabilities provides training for teachers of students with EBD in the psychoeducational theoretical framework. Graduate students in the program gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to facilitate effective instruction and improve outcomes for troubled students, grades K-8. The full-time program for teaching children with EBD is a one-year program of study, wherein graduate interns complete a two-semester clinical internship during the school day and attend course work at night. This model is centered on the daily team-teaching experience at one of the three professional development schools (PDSs) partnered with the University.
The program prepares highly qualified educators to teach students with learning and emotional problems. The program meets requirements for licensure in special education K-12 in the District of Columbia. It is part of the unit within the Graduate School of Education and Human Development that is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and is approved by the State Education Agency-Board of Education of the District of Columbia. Students who complete the program and the required PRAXIS tests are eligible to apply for teacher licensure in the District of Columbia. Students are encouraged to investigate the licensure requirements for states in which they plan to work to determine current requirements.
Foggy Bottom Campus (DC)
39 Credit Hours
Summer - March 1
Semesters for Entry:
Assistant Director of Admissions
|Dr. Karen Ihrig
Assistant Professor, Special Education
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