Emotional/Behavioral Disorders License (EBD)*

Bethel’s EBD license program prepares educators to serve students with emotional/behavioral disorders in K-12 settings.

Earning Your EBD License

The Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (EBD) license is for those who have a passion for working with K-12 students who have been identified with emotional and/or behavior disorders from mild, moderate to severe.

Our professors have designed the program to provide you with the instruction needed to earn your K-12, EBD license through the state of Minnesota and work in any EBD setting.

You have the option to earn your stand-alone, K12, EBD license (24-31 credits) or add another special education license to your course load (9-12 credits).

*Bethel’s EBD program is pending approval with the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Talk with an admissions advisor about program start dates.

Program Delivery

Bethel students have their choice of delivery options:

  • Traditional format - Meets for class 1 night a week
  • Hybrid format – Blends face-to-face sessions with online instruction

We have programs offered on Bethel’s main campus and at our location in Bloomington, MN.

Student Teaching and Field Experience

For all candidates new to special education, the first license requires 12 weeks of student teaching. For all add-on licenses, 7 weeks are required.

All licensure candidates complete 100 hours of classroom experience in assessment, reading, and an inclusive setting before their student teaching assignment. This hands-on learning gives you experience in the special education field before you’re immersed in student teaching.