Minor in Emotional & Behavioral Challenges in Schools

The minor in Emotional & Behavioral Challenges in Schools includes introductory courses and fieldwork focused on student mental health and school-based behavioral health services. Understanding the school experiences of youth is helpful for many students interested in pursuing careers that involve working with children with behavioral health challenge. This minor is open to all BU undergraduate students; however, it may be of particular interest to students intending to work in education, human services, medicine, or law.

Core Courses in Special Education (14 credits)

  • SED SE 250 Disability Education and Public Policy (4 cr)
  • SED SE 317 Fieldwork in Special Education: Autism (this will focus specifically on students with EBD) (2 cr)
  • SED SE 502 Emotional/Behavioral Problems: Characteristics & Methods (4 cr)
  • SED SE 534 Classroom and Behavior Management (2 cr)
  • SED SE 535 Understanding Autism (2 cr)

Elective Courses Focused on Families and Children at Risk, Developmental Psychopathology, and Behavior Management (8 credits)

  • CAS PS 434 Principles of Behavior Management (4 cr)
  • CAS PS 472 Family Violence: Theories and Research (4 cr)
  • CAS PS 475 Counseling: Theory and Listening Techniques (2 cr)
  • CAS PS 549 Developmental Psychopathology (4 cr)
  • CAS PS 550 Childhood Adversity: Risk and Resilience (4 cr)
  • SED CE 500 Introduction to Counseling (4 cr)
  • SED SE 533 Families of Children with Special Needs (4 cr)
  • SED SE 536 Assessment and Instruction of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (4 cr)
  • SED SE 650 Children at Risk (4 cr)