Learning and Behavior Disorders

College of Education
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Degree Options

  • B.S. in Special Education Learning and Behavior Disorders (P-12) with Elementary (P-5)
  • B.S. in Special Education Learning and Behavior Disorders (P-12) with Middle Grades (5-9)

Who Would Be Interested in Learning and Behavior Disorders?

  • Individuals seeking to teach students with learning disabilities and behavior disorders in a elementary, middle, or high school.
  • Individuals seeking a dual certification for teaching learning disabilities and behavior disorders and elementary or middle grades.

EKU Degree Benefits

  • Earn two teaching certificates --one in special education and one in elementary or middle grades with a content emphasis.

  • Program includes extensive, supervised school-based field experiences every step of the way.

  • Your Kentucky teaching certificate is easily transferred to other states (some additional requirements may be needed).
  • EKU prepares highly qualified teachers and our program is nationally accredited.
  • Faculty have K-12 teaching experience and are active scholars in state and national education organizations.

What Are the Requirements to be admitted to the Program?

  • Admission to EKU
  • Admission to the College of Education Professional Education Program, usually during the sophomore year (2.75 GPA, criminal background check, and additional requirements)
  • Students must earn and maintain a 2.75 GPA

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • General educators and special educators in public and private schools across the nation.

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

Yes! Visit www.coe.eku.edu/current-students#sch to learn more about scholarship opportunities.

How Do I Get More Information?