Jul 12, 2024  
2011-2012 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    
2011-2012 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Needs and Behavioral Studies: Initial Licensure in Severe Disabilities (All)


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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, prinicples, and skills of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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 Severe Disabilities (all levels) must pass the MTEL General Curriculum test in addition to passing the Communication and Literacy test. 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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