Special Education and ABA, Moderate Program (M.Ed.)

  • Program Overview

    Developing the skills and knowledge to improve educational outcomes for children with disabilities.

    This 48 credit program combines the licensure programs of study in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8 & 5-12). The curriculum addresses theories of language development, diagnosis and assessment, functional curriculum development alongside the behavioral coursework that meets the educational requirement to sit for certification by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will: 

    • Demonstrate skill in planning curriculum and instruction, delivering effective instruction, managing classroom climate, promoting equity and meeting professional standards
    • Demonstrate ability to collect, analyze, synthesize, and apply measurement data
    • Demonstrate knowledge of and approach to subject matter
    • Demonstrate knowledge of typical child development and exceptionalities
    • Demonstrate acquisition of the knowledge, principles and skills of Applied Behavior Analysis

    Required Curriculum: Initial Licensure

    *Courses required for obtaining Initial Licensure in Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8, 5-12)

    Practicum Placements will be appropriate to the level of the license sought, PreK-8, 5-12

    ABA 510 - Conceptual Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis
    ABA 525 - Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
    ABA 534 - Measurement & Experimental Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions I
    ABA 541 - Behavioral Assessment
    ABA 554 - Behavior Change Procedures and System Supports
    ABA 565 - Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis^
    ABA 699 - Comprehensive Exam
    EDN 530 - Sheltered English Immersion
    *
    EXM 696 - Educator Licensure Comprehensive Exam
    SPE 500 - Nature and Needs of Students with Disabilities
    *
    SPE 505 - Inclusive Education
    *
    SPE 510 - Curriculum Development for Students with Moderate Disabilities
    *
    SPE 515 - Reading Instruction in Special Education
    *
    SPE 525 - Assistive and Augmentative Technologies
    *
    SPE 540 - STEM Methods in Special Education
    *
    SPE 550 - Curriculum and Assessment in Practice: Special Education (Pre-Practicum)
    *
    SPE 560 - Practicum in Moderate Disabilities
    *
    SPE 565 - Reflective Seminar in Moderate Disabilities
    *

    Total Degree Requirements - 48 credits

    Required Curriculum: Professional Licensure

    Note: All Courses required for Professional Licensure

    ABA 510 - Conceptual Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis
    ABA 525 - Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
    ABA 534 - Measurement & Experimental Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions I
    ABA 541 - Behavioral Assessment
    ABA 554 - Behavior Change Procedures and System Supports
    ABA 565 - Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis^
    ABA 699 - Comprehensive Exam
    EDN 570 - Strategies for Classroom Management
    EDN 575 - Data Literacy
    EDN 685 - Policy Analysis, Leadership, and Change Processes
    EXM 696 - Educator Licensure Comprehensive Exam
    RDL 515 - Writing Instruction
    RDL 525 - Reading Difficulties
    SPE 575 - Family Engagement in Special Education
    SPE 670 - Consultation and Co-Teaching
    SPE 680 - Psychoeducational Assessment
    SPE 685 - Personalized Learning
    SPE 695 - Disability and Sheltered English Immersion

    Total Degree Requirements - 48 credits


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