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Special Education - Learning and Behavior Disorders (LBD)

Learning and Behavior Disorders P-12 Teaching

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The LBD program (P-12) provides the certification to teach students with learning disabilities and behavior disorders AND a general education certification. Dual certification in either elementary or middle grades education and LBD contributes to marketability because graduates are certificated to teach both special education (P-12) and general elementary or middles grades.

  1. LBD AND Elementary (Gr. P-5)    
  2. LBD AND Middle English & Communication (Gr. 5-9)
  3. LBD AND Middle Science (Gr. 5-9)
  4. LBD AND Middle Math (Gr. 5-9)
  5. LBD AND Middle Social Studies (Gr. 5-9)

University Graduation Requirements (p. 138)

For more information contact:

  • Dr. Marie Manning, Learning and Behavior Disorders Program Coorindator (Combs 112)

Upon completion of a degree, candidates will: (1) demonstrate the broad general background knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary to function as a literate, informed, active citizen, and to serve as a model for middle level students; (2) demonstrate the pedagogical skills and content knowledge necessary to perform as effective middle level educators. (3) demonstrate the appropriate dispositions to effectively meet the diverse needs of middle level students found in public schools.

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation.  Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year ( and ).  Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements.  Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams. For additional information, candidates may also contact the EPSB Division of Professional Learning and Assessment at (859) 564-5778 or (888) 598-7667 (toll free).

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