Sep 30, 2023
The Master of Education in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis in Severe Disabilities (All Levels) is a program that allows students to be prepared to teach as a special educator in the state of MA and to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination and obtain an initial or professional license in Severe Disabilities.
Students must pass the Communication and Literacy MTEL to be admitted to the program. To meet the licensure program requirements, students must successfully complete all of the required MTELs, coursework and fieldwork. Students are required to pass all required MTELs prior to enrolling in the practicum. Students who are unable to meet these requirements can complete the non-licensure master’s degree which replaces the Practicum and Reflective Seminar with two education electives.
In addition to completing the Professional Licensure Program of Study, to be eligible for a Massachusetts Professional level teacher license, a person must hold an Initial license as a teacher of students with moderate disabilities (PreK-8 or 5-12) and have been employed under the Initial license for at least three (3) years. Candidates must be able to document that they have completed a one-year induction program with a mentor and completed 50 hours of mentored experience beyond their induction year.
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.
All candidates must apply online at: endicott.edu/admission/information-for-graduate-students/apply
Applicants should submit the following to Graduate 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;
- 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.
Additional Application Requirements M.Ed. Leading to Initial License
- A copy of passing scores on the Communication and Literacy Test (MTEL)
Additional Application Requirements M.Ed. Leading to Professional License
- A copy of all initial licenses in the state of Massachusetts
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.
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 child development
- Demonstrate acquisition of the knowledge, principles and skills of Applied Behavior Analysis
Required Curriculum with MA Initial Licensure
*Courses required for obtaining Initial Licensure in Severe Disabilities (All Levels)
Total Degree Requirements - 51 credits
Required Curriculum with MA Professional Licensure
*Courses required for obtaining Professional Licensure in Severe Disabilities (All Levels)
Total Degree Requirements - 51 credits