Special Education with LBD

Special Education with LBD

The Special Education program with concentration in Learning and Behavior Disorders (LBD) is for candidates who wish to teach students with mild to moderate learning and behavior disorders. The Special Education program is offered to candidates with a bachelor’s degree or certified teachers who hold a teaching certificate and wish to earn a Master’s degree in Special Education.

Program Type

Master of Arts (MA)

Program Contact

Professor Melody Deprez

Program Options

Core Courses

(36 hours required)

Field Component Courses

(3-6 hours required; select one track)


Candidates are required to have field experience with LBD students across the P-12 age/grade continuum

Initial candidates must complete 15 weeks of student teaching with LBD students.

Candidates must pass the LBD specialty Praxis.

Alternative Route (Option 6) Program: This program is designed for those currently teaching under temporary provisional certificates. This is for initial candidates only.  Candidates will be required to take EDU623 for zero credit hours. This class is used to observe candidates who are not in a formal field placement class (ECE575A, ECE575B, ECE586).

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