Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Licenses

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders License


With a license in emotional and behavioral disorders, you’ll gain the teaching expertise to equip students with emotional and behavioral disorders with skills that will last a lifetime.

Apply Now Request Info

At a Glance



Finish in as few as

6-28 months*

Estimated tuition

*depends on existing licensures

Learn more about the cost of attendance.

Discover what’s next. In Bethel’s Emotional and Behavioral Disorders License program, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to effectively help your students succeed. You’ll study research-based strategies and have opportunities to apply evidence-based instruction techniques in the classroom. Your courses will be taught by talented professors who incorporate firsthand knowledge and insights into their teaching, ensuring you receive current practices you can use today.

Program Details

Our Emotional and Behavioral Disorders License program prepares you to serve K-12 students who have been identified with mild to severe emotional and behavior disorders.

If you already hold a special education license in one disability category, you can complete this program as an add-on license. By adding the Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities License, you'll be able to work with a wider range of students with disabilities. You will also broaden your opportunities within your district, or it could lead to new possibilities. And additional credits gained through an add-on license help educators move up on the salary scale. You can earn an add-on license in six to nine months. If you are working in an environment in the license category you're pursuing, you'll be able to complete most practicum requirements on the job.

If you're not already a licensed teacher, you will have to complete the Standards of Effective Practice concentration, which meets the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice, a requirement for every Tier 3 and Tier 4 K-12 licensed teacher in Minnesota.

Contact Us

Request Information

Interested in learning more about Bethel’s Emotional and Behavioral Disorders License program? Fill out this simple form and we'll send you more information soon.
Hey! Looks like the form didn't load. If it doesn't load after a second or two, please refresh the page and you should see it. If that doesn't work, please let us know.

Meet Your Counselor

Kristin Melendez

At Bethel, we're committed to helping you get the most out of your education. Your enrollment counselor is here to help you balance your program with your personal life and career goals.

Get in Touch

Program Highlights

Experienced professors

Our professors are leading researchers and practitioners with experience in multiple specialties. Their experiences help make the coursework relevant to the real-world classroom.

Practical experience

You’ll practice what you’re learning through multiple clinical experiences so when you’ve completed the program you can make a real difference in the K-12 educational setting.

Student success

We’re committed to helping you succeed from admission to graduation. And you’ll be supported by advisors and professors who are caring and ensure that you have everything you need.

Career Outcomes


Your Emotional and Behavioral Disorders License will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of your students.


Learn how to:

  • Understand and report on educational and psychological research
  • Incorporate standardized assessments into the instructional planning process
  • Implement interventions that meet the needs of students with moderate to severe behavioral disabilities
  • Be a key contributor to multidisciplinary teams serving students
  • Write academic and behavioral goals
Kresge Courtyard

Start your journey

Apply Now

You're called to accomplish incredible things. Take the next step in your career and fill out our simple, straightforward application today.

Start your application Schedule a visit