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2011-2012 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
2011-2012 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Education in Special Needs and Applied Behavior Analysis, Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8, 5-12)

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Please Note: These programs fulfill the educational requirements to sit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)  examination.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will:
•  Demonstrate skill in planning curriculum and instruction, delivering effective instruction, managing classroom climate, promoting equity and meeting professional standards.
•  Demonstrate ability to collect, analyze, synthesize, and apply measurement data.
•  Demonstrate knowledge of and approach to subject matter.
•  Demonstrate knowledge of typical child development and exceptionalities.
•  Demonstrate acquisition of the knowledge, principles and skills of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Plus Comprehensive Examination

Total Degree Requirements: 42 credits

 * Courses required for obtaining Initial Licensure in Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8, 5-12)

** Pre-practicum course

*** Practicum placements will be approprate to the level of the license sought, PreK-8 and 5 - 12, and will meet the required clock hourse for those levels.

Plus Comprehensive Examination

Total degree requirements (Cr: 42)

* Licensure-Specific Courses

Completion Requirements

To successfully exit from the M.Ed./ABA program with Initial License in Moderate 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 fulfill both the educational and experiential requirements identified by the BACB and must take and pass the qualifying examination administered by the BACB.

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