Collaboration For Inclusive Schooling for current special education credential
(not required for students in the Teaching and Learning program)
|Core (18 credits)
|Research and Evaluation Methods
|Leadership and Policy in Special Education
|Program Development and Organization in Special Education
|Advanced Assessment and Program Evaluation in Special Education
|Collaboration in Special Education
|Special Education Capstone
|Emphasis Area Elective Courses
|When applying, students must select one emphasis area from the options below.
MA in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Gain skills to help you advocate for those with disabilities and improve the teaching strategies used to impact their success in the classroom.
Enhance Student Performance with a Master’s in Behavior Analysis
Learn to identify social significant behaviors and use behavior intervention to help students improve in the classroom. By pursuing a master’s degree in special education with a concentration in applied behavior, you’ll gain skills for collecting data on behaviors, implementing behavior change procedures and evaluating progress. This MA in Special Education curriculum aligns with the Council for Exceptional Children's Advanced Content Standards.
As a Master of Arts in Special Education, ABA 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.
University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
University of Massachusetts Global's School of Education is accredited by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.
What can you do with Special Education: Behavior Analysis
Results for [location name]
Top Organizations Hiring
Data source: Lightcast™ 2022 www.lightcast.io
The pathway information provided through this website is based partly on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data licensed by the University of Massachusetts Global from Lightcast. While the University of Massachusetts Global believes this data to be reliable, some of the data is based on estimates made by Lightcast when actual data is unavailable. Those estimates and the corresponding data may need to be corrected.
1. Change in employment projections 2022 - 2032
2. Based on BLS Occupational Employment Statistics and updated quarterly
3. The University of Massachusetts Global does not guarantee a job to graduates upon completion of any program
Compared to a brick and mortar, the professors are more open and I was able to learn better from them. The online community is what kept me going. I think this is the first time in my life that I can say I am proud of myself.
MA in Special Education, Behavior Analysis
I took the Autism classes [through Extended Education] and found the passion of special education, which I really never thought of as an option. I finished the Autism program and enrolled in the Master of Special Education. I have learned to reflect on my teaching and determine if I am reaching all students and on how to better reach any struggling students.
MA, Special Education
My first experience with Brandman* was when I was a special education teacher when my district paired up with them for an autism certificate. I liked it because I was able to still work and do everything else I needed to do.
MA, Educational Leadership and Administration
Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
- Completed application
- 2.75 grade point average (GPA)
- 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.
HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MASTER'S IN BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS REQUIREMENTS? Request more information>
Master of Arts in Special Education Program Curriculum
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. It is strongly recommended that candidates complete their Behavior Analysis emphasis area courses prior to taking the core courses. ABA courses are taken in sequential order at a maximum of one course per session. See an advisor for more information.
Course List Code Course Name Credits EDUU 692 The Science and Philosophical Underpinnings of Applied Behavior Analysis
EDUU 693 The Foundational Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
EDUU 694 Using and Analyzing Measurement, Data and Experimental Design in Applied Behavior Analysis
EDUU 695 Assessment to Guide and Evaluate Intervention in Applied Behavior Analysis
EDUU 696 Selecting and Implementing Interventions for Behavior Change in Applied Behavior Analysis
EDUU 697 Program Oversight, Collaboration and Management in Applied Behavior Analysis
EDUU 698 Ethical Behavior and the Compliance Code for Applied Behavior Analysis Total Credits
Ways to Get Started
Want More Information About Teaching?
Explore career opportunities in education that fit your future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about special education and strategies that can prepare you for the classroom.
What are key characteristics of a special education teacher?
There are many characteristics that are essential for teachers who work with special needs students. Some examples include:
- They are active listeners
- They have strong social perception skills
- They understand how to support different learning styles
- They’re adept at complex problem solving
- They are service oriented
Find out more about these qualities and explore if this helping profession is right for you.
What is the difference between special education and inclusive education?
Historically, students with disabilities were taught separately from the other students, hence the term "special education." That is no longer the case. Today, schools strive to deliver "inclusive education," where special education services are delivered in the general education environment. "All means all" is the philosophy where all students can learn together in the same classroom. Get strategies for fostering inclusive learning.