Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

Department of Educational Psychology
Concentration in 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. The mission of this program is to professionally prepare leaders and educators with core values that exemplify excellence, integrity, collaboration and impact in the field of emotional/Behavioral Disorders. The concentration offers both federally funded and non-funded educational opportunities to students. Detailed information about these opportunities is provided below.

See Education Psychology Admissions for application procedures.

Faculty Contact: Dr. Lyndal Bullock (Lyndal.Bullock@unt.edu)

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

Degree Requirements

1. Educational Psychology PhD Core (6 hours)

EPSY 6040 - Foundations of Educational Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 5550 - Learning Theories (3 hours)

    Or: EPSY 5123 - Human Development Across the Life Span (3 hours)

2. Research Core (15 hours)

EPSY 6010 - Statistics for Educational Research (3 hours)

EPSY 6020 - Research Methods in Education (3 hours)
EPSY 6210 - Multiple Regression Analysis and Related Methods (3 hours)
EPSY 6280 Qualitative Research in Education (3 hours)

And, One Elective Course in Research With Adviser's Approval.

3. Special Education Core (12 hours):

EDSP 6270 - Analysis of Trends, Issues and Research in Special Education (3 hours)

EDSP 6275 - Advanced Studies in Evidenced Based Practices in High and Low Incidence Disabilitites.(3 hours)

EDSP 6280 - Program Analysis in Special Education (3 hours)

EDSP 6290 - Special Education and Public Policy (3 hours)

4. Emotional/Behavioral Concentration Courses (18 hours):

EPSY 6120 - Foundations of Program Evaluation (3 hours)

         Or an Elective Course with Adviser's Approval

EDSP 6295 Seminar in Professional Leadership (3 hours), or a Related Course with Advisor's approval
EDSP 6300 - Program Development for Providing Quality Services to Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (3 hours)
EDSP 6310 - Current Research and Best Practices in the Education and Treatment of Children/Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (3 hours)
EDSP 6320 - Advanced Studies in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (3 hours)

And One Elective Course in EBD with Adviser's Approval (3 hours)

6. Supervised Research/Practice (3 hours)

EPSY 6030 - Practicum, Field Problem or Internship (3 hours)

7. Dissertation (9 hours)

EPSY 6950 - Doctoral Dissertation. A dissertation is required of all candidates for the doctoral (PhD) degree. Only 9  semester hours of dissertation credit are applied to the degree program, even though more dissertation hours may be accumulated. The student must maintain continuous enrollment in a minimum of 3-semester hours of EPSY 6950 during each long semester until the dissertation has been accepted by the graduate dean.

 

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Master of Education in Special Education
Concentration in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
(UNT Graduate Catalog Listing)

Degree Requirements (minimum 36 hours):

1. Department Of Educational Psychology Required Core Courses (9 hours)

EPSY 5000 - Introduction to Educational Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 5050
- Foundations of Educational Research Methodology (3 hours)
EPSY 5350
- Foundations of PsychoEducational Measurement (3 hours)

2. Special Education Common Core (9 hours)

The selections should be made based only upon approval by program advisor. Students who register for one of these courses without advisor approval may be required to take the other offered course if the first does not meet requirement for their specific concentration area.

EDSP 5240 - Collaboration with Parents, Paraeducators and Professionals (3 hours)

EDSP 5710 - Special Education Programs and Practices (3 hours)
or
EDSP 5520 - Special Education Law (3 hours)

EDSP 5330 - Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies for Exceptional Learners (3 hours)
or
EDSP 5320 - Introduction to Functional Assessment (3 hours)

3. Emotional/Behavioral Disorders Concentration (minimum 18 hours):

EDSP 5320 - Introduction to Functional Assessment (3 hours)
EDSP 5600 - Characteristics of Children/Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (3 hours)
EDSP 5615 - Positive Behavioral Interventions in Educational and Related Settings (3 hours)
EDSP 5620 - Educational Programming for Children/Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (3 hours)
EDSP 5660- Transition of Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (3 hours)
EDSP 5630- Field Experience with Children/Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders I (3 hours)

(and, if needed in consultation with advisor: EDSP 5640 - Field Experience with Children/Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders II)

4. Valid Texas special education teaching certificate earned through course work (or must pursue simultaneously).

Note: Students seeking an alternative Texas teaching certificate with an endorsement in special education will need to complete the following (15 hours):

EDSP 5430 - Advanced Practicum: Special Education (6 hours)
EDSP 5730
- Educational Aspects of Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (3 hours)
EDSP 5740
- Learning Strategies for Promoting Proficiency in Reading and Language Arts for Exceptional Learners (3 hours)
EDSP 5750- Learning Strategies for Promoting Proficiency in Math and Content Area Subjects for Exceptional Learners (3 hours)

 

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