Behaviour Disorders

This concentration is appropriate for students with a special interest in supporting students at risk for or with behavioural disorders such as conduct disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, etc.

View the standard program prerequisites and additional information.

Required Courses (18 credits)
EPSE 437 (3) Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Behaviour Disorders
EPSE 512 (3) Critical Issues in Special Education
EPSE 515A (3) Building Supportive School and Community Environments to Prevent Problem Behaviour
EPSE 574 (3) Principles of Behaviour Analysis
EPSE 576 (3) Assessment and Positive Behavioural Support in School and Community Settings
EPSE 577 (3) Seminar in Assessment and Positive Behaviour Support (EPSE 576 is a prerequisite)
Research Requirements (choose 3 credits)
EPSE 592 (3) Experimental Designs and Analysis in Education
EPSE 593 (3) Design and Analysis of Research with Small Samples and Single Subjects
EPSE 595 (3) Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Psychology and Special Education
Choose 3 credits of ECPS coursework from outside the SPED area

List of approved ECPS Courses

Thesis Requirement (6 credits)
EPSE 599 (6) Master’s Thesis

NOTE: This concentration is appropriate for students who wish to complete the coursework required for the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) credential. Courses in addition to those for the basic M.A. degree are required; click here for information about this option.

Contact the SPED program support for application or course registration information.

For more information about the concentration, contact Dr. Joseph Lucyshyn.

Please note the behaviour disorders concentration will not be recruiting for the year 2025-26.