Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

The Emotional/Behavioral Disorders concentration offers a Doctoral (PhD) and Master's (MEd) degree consisting of comprehensive and evidence-based practices in the field.

Master of Education in Special Education - Concentration in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

Within this program, you will learn about the nature and contributors to behavioral problems, as well as effective intervention strategies. Strong emphasis is on the use of functional behavioral assessment, positive behavioral supports and interventions, and community-based programming. This program is designed for individuals who desire to work with children and youth with challenging behaviors.  With this degree, you can acquire the specialized training necessary to work with children and youth with emotional/behavioral problems who typically work in school-related environments as teachers, behavioral specialists, and transition specialists. However, the settings in which they work are varied: public and private schools, psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment centers, juvenile corrections programs, and any type program where the focus is on education and treatment. The concentration offers both federally funded and non-funded educational opportunities to students.

>> Learn more about the MEd 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 the program coordinator, Dr. Lyndal Bullock (Lyndal.Bullock@unt.edu).

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

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 the program coordinator, Dr. Lyndal Bullock (Lyndal.Bullock@unt.edu).

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