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2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Behavior Analysis - 5th Year (Master of Education)

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The 5th Year Program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) was developed as an option for Endicott graduates to complete a Master’s Degree in an accelerated format, and complete the educational requirements to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination offered through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). 

Endicott graduates can waive up to two elective courses in the general track if they have taken one or more of the following courses during their undergraduate education: ABA 280 Introduction to the Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, ABA 310 Assessment in Behavior Analysis, ABA 332 Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis, or ABA 145 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Non-Endicott graduates are required to complete the total required 40 credits. 

The required coursework begins during the student’s first post-graduate summer term, with all requirements completed within a 18 month time period.

The following conditions apply for a student who completes a Bachelor’s degree from Endicott College:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA through their undergraduate course of study
  • Complete the application process for admission into the Institute for Behavioral Studies by the beginning of the Spring semester of their Senior year.

Licensure/Board Certification
The M.Ed. and Certificate programs offered through the Department of Applied Behavior Analysis at Van Loan meet the educational requirements that allow students to apply to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA©) examination administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB©), as well as the academic standards for Licensure as a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Students planning to apply for Licensure or to sit for the BCBA exam upon graduation should consult with their Academic Advisor regarding meeting the MA Division of Professional Licensing, BACB, and departmental standards for internship experiences and supervision. Please Note: For students living outside of Massachusetts regulations regarding licensing differ from state to state. Please be sure to check your local state licensing board if you plan to apply for a license outside the state of Massachusetts. 

Admissions Requirements

All candidates must apply online at: endicott.edu/admission/information-for-graduate-students/apply

Applicants should submit the following to Office of Admission for Graduate and Professional Studies, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
  • Statement of purpose of no less than three pages outlining your intentions for graduate study, your background in the field of applied behavior analysis, and the contributions that you intend to make to the field. This essay should be in APA format and include no less than 3 references.  
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
  • Interview with the program director (only required for some programs)
  • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

International Applicants for Graduate Admission
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

Program of Study

Total Degree Requirements - 40 credits

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