Dec 13, 2019  
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog

Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (Master of Education)


This 40-credit program prepares students to work with individuals with Autism. The courses inform students about state-of-the-art strategies to increase student success and independence. The program includes courses in Applied Behavior Analysis that fulfill the educational requirements for the internationally recognized certification offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). This is a unique program that focuses on the application of behavioral principles to individuals with autism. Students will learn best practices in addressing the needs of learners with autism.

Licensure/Board Certification The M.Ed. and Certificate programs offered through the Department of Applied Behavior Analysis 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: www.endicott.edu/Van-Loan/Van-Loan-Admissions

Applicants should submit the following to Van Loan School Admissions, 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


Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Demonstrate acquisition of the knowledge, principles, and skills of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Demonstrate application of assessment and behavior change procedures involved in educating and treating individuals with autism
  • Demonstrate understanding of the learning, behavioral, communication, and social characteristics of individuals with autism as manifested by knowledge of effective individualized curricular planning, effective classroom management, and an under standing of evidence-based practice

Required Curriculum


Total Degree Requirements - 40 credits