Masters of EducationSpecial Education with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders Licensure

The Master of Arts in Special Education with an Emotional Behavioral Disorder emphasis is designed for Individuals who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students with emotional behavior disorders.

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Special Education with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders Licensure Curriculum Overview

The Master of Arts in Special Education is designed to prepare highly effective professional, decision-making, and reflective educators who are proficient in foundational knowledge; referral, evaluation, planning, and programming; instructional design, teaching, and ongoing evaluation; collaboration and communication, standards of effective practice; and core special education skills including instructional strategies, social/emotional health, social competence, cultural competence, classroom management and academic competence.

Required Course

The following course will be required if you have not previously taken courses for Reading Foundations and Assessment.

SPED 562 Literacy Strategies for Grades K-6: SPED 6 credits

Requirements

  1. Apply Online
  2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system. More information can be found on the How to Request Official Transcripts site.
    • Please have all official transcripts sent to: Concordia University – Saint Paul Office of Graduate Admission ATTN: Kristine Erickson 1282 Concordia Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104
  3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via your student portal. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    • Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
    • What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
    • Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling at Concordia University, St. Paul must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements. Contact the University Help Desk at helpdesk@csp.edu or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

Concordia University Technology Requirements (PDF)

Career Potential

At the completion of this program individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license would qualify to teach students with emotional behavioral disorders.

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