Master's of Education (M.Ed.) with Learning and Behavior Disorders (P-12) Certification

For:

The Master of Arts degree with certification in Learning and Behavior Disorders is a certification program for candidates with a teaching certificate who wish to teach students with mild to moderate learning and behavior disabilities (LBD).

What You Learn:

Kentucky needs P-12 teachers who are committed to providing high-quality learning experiences and services to students with mild to moderate learning and behavior disorders (LBD). Georgetown College’s Learning/Behavior Disorders Master of Arts in Education helps to fill the ongoing need for teachers in this area.

How You Learn:

Blended Option: This is a blended cohort. For three nights out of each 7 week course, a face-to-face class session will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the same night of the week for the entire program. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically outside of class. You will finish one course every 7 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program as little as 18 months, depending on prior coursework taken.

Online Option: This is a fully online cohort. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one course every 7 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program as little as 18 months, depending on prior coursework taken.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Master of Arts in Education degree and P-12 Certification in Learning/Behavior Disorders. A passing score on the Praxis exam will be required to earn your LBD Certification.

Degree Requirements:

Course Title Hours
ECE 500 Educational Evaluation 3
ECE 501 Behavior and Classroom Management of LBD Students 3
ECE 502 Introduction to LBD 3
ECE 503 Educational Programming for LBD 3
ECE 504 Collaboration and Advocacy 3
ECE 508 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
ECE 575A Field Studies in LBD Component I Part A 3
ECE 575B Field Studies in LBD Component I Part B 3
ECE 576 Field Studies in LBD Component II, Final Clinical Practice 3
ECE 542 Using Technology to Remove Barriers for Students with Disabilities 3
ECE 565 Typical and Atypical Behavior 3
EDU 501 Teaching Reading and Writing 3

Coursework for Additional Certification (Not Required for All Students)

ECU 509 Teaching Math in Elementary Grades 3
  Total Credit Hours: 36-39

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.