Learning and Behavior Disorders
Welcome to the Learning and Behavior Disorders Education Program at the University of Kentucky! We are particularly proud that you are interested learning more about this most challenging teaching experience. Students with whom you will be working mature, learn, and explore at different rates, seemingly in different directions during their Special Education Experience. As a classroom teacher engaged in working with young people during this time in their life, you will make similar discoveries about better ways to teach, to manage a classroom, to help a child learn.
Our Special Education (LBD) Program Faculty brings together educators from within the College of Education, faculty from the University community, the Professional Educators from the Bluegrass area, and advanced Special Education (LBD) education students. Dr. Allan Allday is the Chair of the Special Education (LBD) Graduate Education Program faculty.
Interested prospective undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to UK and indicate their strong interest in the Special Education - LBD program. You will note that you apply to UK and to the Teacher Education Program.
Applications are considered once a year (shortly after the 1 February deadline) for the graduate program in Special Education (LBD).
The Special Education (LBD) Program is approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Program Process Information
The Special Education (LBD) Education Program offers a breadth of course choices and a wealth of field experiences. The combination of these classroom and experiential activities result in graduates who are prepared for many of the Special Education (LBD) challenges!
The Special Education (LBD) Program faculty continuously montior how our program is relevant to the professional challenges so we can adjust our teaching and learning experiences to provide a dynamic preparation for our pre-professional students.
Graduation for our students is extremely important for our program faculty. We take pride in our prepartion for PRAXIS II testing, a standardized test that is recognized by the Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB) for teacher certification. Typically our students do very well on this measure of readiness to teach Special Education (LBD).
The Academic Services and Teacher Certification Office announces test dates and information on graduation deadlines.
The web page that shows the certification requirements across the country is frequently visited by people who are graduating.
Our alumni teach in schools across the commonwealth and many of the 50 states.
Special Education (LBD) Educators are in great demand across the country; employment opportunities abound!
updated 08-03-2012 by Linda Gassaway