Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Special Education for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities

The master of arts in education and human development (M.A.Ed.&H.D.) in the field of special education for children with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD) is an intensive degree program that prepares its graduates to work with learning and emotional problems of students in grades K-8. The program is designed to develop competencies in the nature and needs of troubled children; assessment, programming, and teaching; and working effectively as an interdisciplinary and interagency team member. Graduate students have the opportunity to work intensively with students with disabilities in a therapeutic school setting, applying their course work directly to practice while being mentored by school-based cooperating teachers and University faculty and staff. 

The program is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children, is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and has been training exemplary special educators for twenty years.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 39 credits in required courses, successful completion of the master of arts in education and human development comprehensive examination, and completion of the relevant teacher licensure assessments (see below).

Required
CPED 6224Diagnostic Teaching of Reading: K–6
CPED 6236Analysis of Teaching
CPED 6411Elementary School Curriculum and Methods (in subject matter Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, or Language Arts)
CPED 6411Elementary School Curriculum and Methods (in subject matter Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, or Language Arts)
EDUC 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
SPED 6201Introduction to Special Education
SPED 6238Issues in Educating Individuals with Learning, Emotional, and Intellectual Disabilities
SPED 6239Collaboration for Professionals Working with Students with Disabilities
SPED 6260Developmental Assessment in Special Education
SPED 6288Characteristics of Individuals with Learning, Emotional, and Intellectual Disabilities
SPED 6290Affective Development and Behavior Management in Special Education
SPED 6990Internship in Teaching Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities: Assistant Teacher
SPED 6991Internship in Teaching Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities: Co-Teacher
Master of Arts in Education and Human Development comprehensive exam
Completion of the relevant teacher licensure assessments (i.e., PRAXIS) required by the District of Columbia Educator Licensure Services Office