Special Education Advanced Studies: Applied Behavior Analysis Program
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Program Structure

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 530 Autism: Characteristics and Interventions

Professional Practice Option = 15 cr.


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
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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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Behavior Analyst Certification
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Please contact the office of Graduate Studies for information about this program, admission requirements, application forms, graduate assistantships and other scholarship information. Contact us as well for information about any of our graduate degree programs.

Our office is located in McMullen Hall, First Floor.
The office is open from 8:00 to 5:00 (Mountain time) Monday through Friday. Office: 406-657-2238 Fax: 406-657-2302

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