Learn both fundamental and cutting-edge strategies to increase student success and educator effectiveness in special education.
Develop an in-depth understanding of autism spectrum disorders and a broad understanding of the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis.
The Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis was developed as an option for students interested in completing the requirements to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam in an accelerated format. The program is a 36-credit degree that includes required core academic courses and an intensive practicum, which combined meet the requirements to sit for the BCBA exam. Elective courses span the the areas of special education, autism, and organizational behavior management.
Courses are scheduled throughout the academic year, including the fall, winter, spring, summer 1 and summer 2 terms. Cohorts may begin during any semester as the need arises and sufficient students are identified. If approved, cohorts may include students at various partner programs, with classes taught in a synchronous, live online format.
Program of Study
After completing this program, students will:
• Have a good grasp of the theoretical perspective of behaviorism and natural science
• Understand the components of valid research
• Be able to observe human behavior and explain it causes based upon the world view of behaviorism and natural science
• Explain how behavioral principles apply to all areas of human endeavor
Required Courses - 21 CreditsABA 510 - Conceptual Issues in Applied Behavior AnalysisABA 525 - Basic Principles of Applied Behavior AnalysisABA 534 - Measurement & Experimental Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions IABA 541 - Behavioral AssessmentABA 554 - Behavior Change Procedures and System SupportsABA 565 - Ethics in Applied Behavior AnalysisABA 584 - Measurement and Experimental Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions IIABA 699 - Comprehensive Exam
Electives- 15 Credits
SPE XXX -3 cr.
Any Special Education course approved by AdvisorABA 555 - Intensive Practicum/Seminar IABA 568 - Intensive Practicum/Seminar IIAUT 527 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum DisordersAUT 537 - Developing Individualized Goals for Learners with AutismAUT 570 - Understanding and Remidiating Communication Deficits in Learners with AutismAUT 571 - Understanding and Remediating Social and Play Skill Deficits in Learners with AutismAUT 574 - Evidence-Based PracticeAUT 578 - Effective Collaboration Across Disciplines
Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits
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