Graduate Studies

Special Education Advanced Studies: Applied Behavior Analysis Program

 

Program Structure

This program structure is an example of the courses you would likely take in this program. For a copy of the official plan of study click HERE.

 

Master of Science in Special Education,
Advanced Studies, ABA Emphasis (33-39)

Professional Core SPED 502 Research in Special Programs
EDF 530 Advanced Human Development & Learning
Professional Specialization SPED 515 Ethics in Education and Human Services
SPED 520 Applied Behavior Analysis
SPED 530 Curricular Adaptations for Special Populations
SPED 551 Assessment and Program Planning
SPED 574 Data-based Instruction
SPED 580 Autism: Characteristics and Interventions

Professional Practice Option = 15 cr.

OR

SPED 590 Internship in ABA – 1
SPED 590 Internship in ABA – 2
SPED 590 Internship in ABA – 3

Thesis Option = 9+ cr. Thesis – 6+ credits
Elective in Advanced Studies

 

Behavior analyst Certification

Related Plans of Study

 

The ABA BCBA Only plan of study is designed for students who already have a master’s  or doctoral degree and plan to become BCBA certified.

 

The ABA BCaBA Only plan of study is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree and plan to become BCaBA certified.

 

The Master of Science in Special Education Advanced Studies Option is designed for individuals who have an undergraduate degree in special education, have a special education endorsement on their teaching certificate, or who wish to pursue advanced studies in special education but do not wish to teach P-12 special education.

 

For more information on Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (BCaBA and BCBA): www.bacb.com

 

a behavior analyst works with a student

 

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