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2010-2011 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
2010-2011 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Needs and Behavioral Studies: Initial Licensure in Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8, 5-12)

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Please Note: This program includes the prerequisite preparation for Behavior Analyst Certification Board examination as Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Program of Study

Plus Comprehensive Examination

Total Degree Requirements: 42 credits

Completion Requirements

To successfully exit from the M.Ed./BCBA program with Initial License in Severe Disabilities and qualification to sit for the BACB certification examination, students must successfully complete all of the required courses and fieldwork. In addition, teachers seeking Massachusetts licensure as a teacher of students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK–8) must pass the MTEL General Curriculum test and Foundations of Reading Test in addition to passing the Communication and Literacy test. Students seeking Moderate Disabilities licensure (5–12) may chose to substitute a subject matter test (5–8 or 8–12) for the general curriculum test in addition to the required Communications and Literacy and Foundations of Reading tests. A Competency Review is also required of all Moderate Disabilities licenses. Students may be advised to take additional subject matter courses for meeting the above DESE requirements.

Students seeking a BCBA credential must take and pass the qualifying examination administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

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