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2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog 
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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This 40-credit M.Ed. in Autism and ABA is available to Endicott graduates who plan to become behavior analysts specializing in autism. Students pursue a dual focused program of study that will enable them to take a variety of courses in both autism, and in ABA that are required to be a BCBA, developing a skill set in both the science of ABA and in the application of ABA to individuals with ASD.  Unique features include a course in collaboration, multiple electives in ASD, and the requirement of a research thesis or professional capstone project.  Six credits in psychology, education or ABA (must be 300 level or over) are completed at the undergraduate level, and the graduate degree can be completed in 18 months.

Non-Endicott graduates must hold a BCaBA in order to enroll in this 5th year program and are required to complete the total 40 credit program. 

The following conditions apply: 

• Maintain a 3.0 GPA through their undergraduate course of study
• Complete the application process for admission 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 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

*Endicott undergraduate students can waive up to 6 credits in psychology, education or ABA. Must be 300 level or higher. 

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 understanding of evidence-based practice

Required Curriculum

Total Degree Requirements-40 credits

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