Special Education Teacher

Train to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst

SRU's Master of Education in Special Education helps you support individuals with exceptionalities

Special Education: Applied Behavioral Analysis (Master of Education)

Offered by: Special Education

Are you empathetic and caring, kind and patient? If you enjoy helping others, consider becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). BCBA's can support all persons with exceptionalities and have been instrumental in the support of persons having Autism Spectrum Disorders. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, behavior analyst jobs are growing rapidly and the overall employment rate is expected to grow much faster than the average for all professions combined between 2012 and 2022.

Description

Slippery Rock University's M.Ed. in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a 36-39 credit program aimed at training practitioners in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services consistent with the standards set forth through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has verified the course sequence listed under curriculum as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. Upon successful completion, students will meet to eligibility requirements to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam.

Highlights

Slippery Rock University's Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) offers:

  • 100% Online courses
  • World class faculty considered to be the leaders in Special Education in Pennsylvania
  • A program curriculum grounded in theory and research supported by a practical, hands-on approach
  • Course sequence alignment with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) that meets eligibility requirements to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam

Requirements

*Please note that the application for ABA is not available yet. Please apply using the Special Education - Birth to Grade 8 Application and contact Brandi Mortimer (brandi.mortimer@sru.edu) to advise that you are interested  in the ABA program. Birth to Grade 8 requires teacher certification, whereas the ABA program does not. Therefore, until the ABA application is available your file will be considered incomplete unless Brandi is notified.

  • Online Application
  • Graduate Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • Resume
  • Two Reference Forms