The B.S.E. in Elementary and Special Education and M.A. in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) prepares students to work with individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral disorders, and other disabilities in various settings including public and private special education settings, clinics, hospitals, and residential treatment facilities.
This five-year program is fully aligned with the standards of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and prepares candidates for eligibility to sit for the board exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®).
Admission requirements include:
- SAT score of 1180 (Reading 610/above &Math 510/above) or ACT score of 23 or a passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Battery
- Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above
Program requirements include:
- Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher each year in order to maintain guaranteed admission to the graduate program
- Earning a B- or higher in all ABA courses senior year (retakes are not permitted)
- Earning a passing score on the state mandated performance assessment, edTPA
- Submitting a personal statement and a writing sample from class for graduate admission
Facts About Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs):
The faculty in the College of Education and Human Services are expert researchers and practitioners in teacher and leader preparation as well as professional psychology and family therapy. Many are actively engaged with schools and community agencies, modeling best practices to their students in the university classroom and in the field. Collaboration within departments and across is encouraged with the recognition that supporting and improving the lives of children, families and communities is a complex process.
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