Program Highlights & Benefits
Coursework balances research and practice, critical thinking and compassion
Prepares teachers for working with complex medical, communicative, cognitive, and developmental needs
Supports teachers in alternative and public settings
Embraces inclusive education for all students
Addresses current local and federal legal requirements
Networking opportunities and job placement support
Coursework meets the educational requirement to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam
Educators looking to become a special education teacher in the state of MA, and sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination to obtain an initial license in Severe Disabilities (All Levels)
What You Learn
- Demonstrate skill in planning curriculum and instruction, delivering effective instruction, managing classroom climate, promoting equity and meeting professional standards.
- Demonstrate ability to connect, 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.
How You Learn
Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for initial licensure in Severe Disabilities and able to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination.
Required Curriculum: Initial Licensure
Total Degree Requirements – 51 credits
|ABA 510||Conceptual Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|ABA 520||Supervision and Management||3|
|ABA 525||Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|ABA 534||Measurement & Experimental Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions I||3|
|ABA 541||Behavioral Assessment||3|
|ABA 554||Behavior Change Procedures||3|
|ABA 565||Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis||3|
|ABA 699||Comprehensive Review||3|
|EDN 530||Sheltered English Immersion *||3|
|SPE 500||Introduction to Teaching Special Education *||3|
|SPE 505||Inclusive Education *||3|
|SPE 511||Curriculum Development for Students with Severe Disabilities *||3|
|SPE 515||Reading Instruction for Special Education *||3|
|SPE 525||Assistive and Augmentative Technologies *||3|
|SPE 540||STEM Methods in Special Education||3|
|SPE 550||Curriculum and Assessment in Practice: Special Education (Pre-Practicum) *||3|
|SPE 561||Practicum in Severe Disabilities *||3|
|SPE 566||Reflective Seminar in Severe Disabilities *||3|
*Courses required for obtaining Initial Licensure in Severe Disabilities (All Levels)
Required Curriculum: Non-Licensure
*Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor
Electives – 12 cr.
Total Degree Requirements – 36 credits
|ECH 520||Learning Through Play||3|
|EDN 500||Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|ELM 530||Humanities Methods in Early Childhood and Elementary Education||3|
Early Childhood and Elementary STEM Methods
Early Literacy Development
Children’s & Young Adult Literature
|ECH 500||Instructional Strategies in Early Childhood||3|
This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.