Advanced Studies Option Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis Master of Science in Special Education
The Master of Science in Special Education Advanced Studies Option is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and desire to pursue advanced studies in special education applied behavior analysis, but do not wish to use this degree to gain an endorsement in special education on an educator license. This advanced degree prepares candidates to become behavior analysts, as completion of this Master's degree would qualify them to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst professional exam.
Students are highly encouraged to have some background in the field of applied behavior analysis, psychology, or special education before starting the program. The degree program includes a Verified Course Sequence, approved by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (www.abationternational.org) and the Professional Practice track is a BACB University Intensive Practicum.
All students seeking a degree or post baccalaureate program through the Department of Educational Theory & Practice must obtain criminal background reports by submitting fingerprints to the Licensure Office upon application to Graduate Studies.
|SPED 502||Research in Special Programs||3|
|SPED 533||Lrning & Exp Anlysis of Bhvr||3|
|SPED 515||Ethics in Educ & Human Svcs||3|
|SPED 520||Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|SPED 551||Assessment & Planning||3|
|SPED 574||Data-Based Instruction||3|
|SPED 586||Cncptl Iss in Radical Behvrism||3|
|Select one Competency Elective from the following: (Thesis track students take both):||3-6|
|Tchng Stdnts w Emtnl/Bhvrl Dis|
|Autism Spctr Dis: Char & Intrv|
|Select one of the following options:||9-15|
|Professional Practice Option|
Thesis students must take two (2) Competency Electives 1
|Total Minimum Credits||33-39|
Note: Only one “C” grade can be counted in coursework leading to a degree in the Master of Science in Special Education Advanced Studies Option.