• Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD)

    Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD)

    November 3, 10, 17, and 24

Annual TECBD Conference

Event Contact

Heather Griller Clark




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Dr. Robert B. Rutherford, Jr.

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Accessing the virtual TECBD conference:

  1. Register using the maroon registration button below
  2. If you have already registered for a TECBD Tuesday, you will receive an email from notifications@instructure.com 24 hours prior to the start of each TECBD Tuesday you are registered for.
  3. You will need to click on a link within that email to set your own password to complete your registration
  4. After you click “register” your enrollment in the “TECBD 2020” course will be processed. You will then be redirected to a Dashboard
  5. From the Dashboard you can access the “TECBD 2020” course/conference.


November 2020

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The annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) conference is the premier educational research conference for teacher educators working with children and youth with severe behavioral disorders. It was established in Arizona in 1976 by Dr. Robert B. Rutherford with the mission to disseminate quality research in the field and to help students, educators, and university faculty alike. TECBD began its mission long before support for students with severe behaviors was the norm. It continues to be a leader for showcasing the very best that our field has to offer.

The 2020 TECBD Conference will take place virtually. To broaden participation we will be hosting the conference each Tuesday in November rather than three consecutive days. The agenda will include workshops, strands, and general sessions delivered in a variety of formats. 

  • “TECBD Tuesdays” are November 3, 10, 17,  and 24
  • Conference sessions will begin each Tuesday in November at 3:00 EST
  • Registration will open August 31 

This conference will benefit administrators, teachers, behavior therapists, counselors, researchers, or anyone interested in the education of children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders. The conference offers over 150 different sessions on topics related to:

  • Academic interventions
  • Culturally responsiveness in EBD
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Internalizing behaviors
  • Aggression and violence in schools
  • Assessment
  • Restraint and Seclusion
  • Research to Practice
  • Autism research and interventions
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Characteristics of students with EBD
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Inclusion
  • General EBD
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Transition

Conference Registration:

  • Attendee/Presenter Registration: $35
  • ASU Faculty & Students: free
  • K-12 Teachers & Undergraduate Students: free (limited availability)


Types of payment accepted: credit cards, check and purchase order.

Mail payments to:
TECBD Conference
Arizona State University
PO Box 871811
Tempe, AZ 85287