Course Description

While less than 1% of students receive special education services under the category of Emotionally Behavioral Disabilities (EBD), far more (approximately 20% of today's students have emotional and/or behavioral disorders that negatively impact academic and social outcomes. In this course students will examine foundational issues related to EBD including law and policy, racial and ethnic disparities, and historical and philosophical approaches that inform current programming. Prevention and intervention strategies will be explored from individual and system-side perspectives that integrate mental health, academic instruction and behavioral interventions. Etiology, medical and educational diagnosis, characteristics of internalizing and externalizing behaviors, as well as family and community issues will be investigated.


This course is equivalent to EDSP 6648 and can only be taken one time for credit.
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Section Title
Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Jun 24, 2024 to Aug 16, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $645.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Yell, M. L., Meadows, N. B., Drasgow, E., & Shriner, J. G. (2013). Evidence Based-Practices for Educating Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Pearson.

Section Notes

The registration deadline is June 30, 2024 by the end of the day

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU prior to the first class session will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawals submitted online within 7 days of the first class session will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the last class session. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

While this course has no formally scheduled class sessions, it does require weekly participation in class bulletin board discussions.


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