|EDUU 600||Research and Evaluation Methods||
|EDUU 630||Leadership and Policy in Special Education||
|EDUU 631||Program Development and Organization in Special Education||
|EDUU 632||Advanced Assessment and Program Evaluation in Special Education||
|EDUU 661||Collaboration in Special Education||
|EDUU 633||Special Education Capstone||
|Emphasis Area Elective Courses||
|When applying, students must select one emphasis area from the options below.||
MA in Special Education, Behavior Analysis
The Master of Arts in Special Education, Behavior Analysis prepares you to advocate for those with disabilities and improve teaching strategies to enhance student performance. You will learn to design behavior intervention targeting and defining a socially significant behavior, create data collection tools, implement behavior change procedures and evaluate progress. Program curriculum aligns with the Council for Exceptional Children's Advanced Content Standards.
As a student, you will:
- Define, measure and assess behavior using evidence-based best practices.
- Explore different strategies for experimental design.
- Explore evidence-based best practices for gathering and evaluating behavioral data.
- Understand factors that influence behavior change.
- Learn appropriate educational technology for addressing and identifying behavioral needs.
Brandman has taught me a lot about teaching to different levels of students.
There are definite financial advantages to getting a master’s degree. You have the ability to max out on the pay scale. Initially, this was a motivator for me, but once I got into my master’s program and saw how I could apply what I was learning in my classroom, it wasn’t about the money so much anymore.
Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
- Completed application
- Two letters of recommendation
- GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
- Hold a current special education teaching credential or take EDUU 511 Collaboration For Inclusive Schooling
- Resume showing at least part-time employment in a field which uses Applied Behavior Analysis (i.e., education, medicine, social work, occupational or speech therapy)
- Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.
- Cannot be older than two years from the date of application
- Must be on official letterhead
- Must be written by individuals familiar with the candidate in an academic setting with knowledge of the candidate’s ability to successfully complete graduate courses
- Must address the candidate’s fit for the program
Students admitting into the Behavior Analysis emphasis area must be employed at least part-time in a field of employment which uses Applied Behavior Analysis (i.e., education, medicine, social work, occupational or speech therapy).
Course List Code Title Credits EDUU 636 An Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
EDUU 637 Applied Behavior Analysis: Procedures and Experimental Design
EDUU 656 Applied Behavior Analysis: Basic Technologies of Behavior Change
EDUU 657 Applied Behavior Analysis: Applications
EDUU 658 Applied Behavior Analysis: Advanced Applications
EDUU 659 Applied Behavior Analysis: Ethics
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