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,
|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.
SPED 590 Internship in ABA – 1
|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
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