High Incidence Disabilities (Emotional/Behavioral Disorders)

Master of Education in Special Education - Concentration in High Incidence Disabilities

***** Please note:Emotional/Behavioral Disorders Concentration name is changing to High Incidence Disabilities *****

The Master's Degree in Special Education with concentration in High Incidence Disabilities provides high quality preparation in the identification of, and educational programming for, students with high incidence disabilities; specifically, learning disabilities and/or emotional/behavioral disorders. Emphasis is on characteristics of students with high incidence disabilities, academic and behavioral assessment, and academic and behavioral programming. Graduates will be equipped as master teachers or instructional/intervention specialists and will be well-versed in collaboration with community agencies. This degree concentration requires a minimum of 33 hours of coursework. Those without a Texas special education teacher certificate may work to obtain one simultaneously by enrolling in the IMPACT certification program, in which case coursework will count toward the degree and the certification, simultaneously.

>> Learn more about the MEd in Special Education - Concentration in High Incidence Disabilities

>> See Educational Psychology Graduate Admissions for application procedures

For questions on specific course requirements of this program, potential students may also contact Dr. Mary Estes (Mary.Estes@unt.edu).

Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education - Concentration in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

****    Note: Applications are not accepted for Spring 2017

Updates will be announced for possible Fall, 2017 admissions, pending capacity  ****

At the doctoral level, emphasis is on broadening the scholars understanding of (a) behavior and its impact on learning, (b) ecological assessment, (c) issues and emerging trends in the field of emotional/behavioral disorders, (d) research and use of evidence-based practices, (e) issues and practices in personnel development at the pre-service and graduate levels, (f) components of effective programs and program evaluation and (g) other topics relevant to the scholar’s terminal goals. Graduates of the PhD program typically assume positions in institutions of higher education and leadership roles in public and private schools.

>> Learn more about the PhD in Special Education - Concentration in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

>> See Educational Psychology Graduate Admissions for application procedures

For questions on specific course requirements of this program, potential students may also contact Dr. Bertina Combes (Bertina.combes@unt.edu).

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