Special education teachers are an exceptional group of educators that serve as advocates for social justice and seek to uphold the dignity of all people including those with disabilities. The School of Education cultivates strategic, innovative and caring scholars, leaders and practitioners who are empowered to fulfill the promise and purpose of education. Brandman University’s Master of Arts in Special Education program provides you with advanced knowledge based on top industry standards to address educational learning challenges and improve teaching strategies that enhance student performance.
The Master of Arts in Special Education with an emphasis in behavior analysis explores basic procedures such as:
Graduates of the program will be able to design behavior intervention which targets and defines a socially significant behavior, creates data collection tools, implements behavior change procedures and evaluates progress in behavior change. Program curriculum aligns with the Council for Exceptional Children's Advanced Content Standards.
Earning your degree from a WASC accredited institution with state (CTC) and national (NCATE/CAEP) professional accreditation allows for greater portability of your degree. Call an Enrollment Coach today to find out how to get started!
*Students completing this program will not have met the requirements for the preliminary education specialist credential
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher
Option Two – A GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 (MAE/MAT requires 2.75 – 2.99)
calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. In addition, a satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam such as GRE, GMAT, CSET or MAT (consult program for acceptable tests and scores)
Option Three – An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
Option Four – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio
* This program is not available to residents of all states. Please contact a University Enrollment Coach for details.
Core Courses (18 credits)
|EDUU 600||Research and Evaluation Methods||3|
|EDUU 630||Leadership and Policy in Special Education||3|
|EDUU 631||Program Development and Organization in Special Education||3|
|EDUU 632||Advanced Assessment and Program Evaluation in Special Education||3|
|EDUU 661||Collaborative and Cooperative Teaching||3|
|EDUU 633||Special Education Capstone||3|
Behavior Analyst Concentration (18 credits)
|EDUU 636||An Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDUU 637||Procedures and Experimental Design in ABA||3|
|EDUU 656||Basic Technologies of Behavior Change in ABA||3|
|EDUU 657||Applied Behavior Analysis 4: Applications||3|
|EDUU 658||Applied Behavior Analysis 5: Advanced Applications||3|
|EDUU 659||Applied Behavior Analysis 6: Ethics||3|
|Total Credits (not including prerequisites)||36|
Demonstration of Mastery