Special Education Sequence for Applied Behavior Analysis

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Special Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
Location(s):
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Degree

Description

The master’s degree program in special education with the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sequence provide advanced graduate preparation in special education and enables students to take the coursework required for board certification in behavior analysts (BCBA). The program represents collaboration between the Graduate School of Education (GSE) and the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP).

The 36-credit program is composed of a special education core (15 credits), an ABA core (18 credits) and an elective chosen in consultation with an academic advisor (3 credits).

The program DOES NOT include coursework leading to teacher certification in special education. The ABA sequence is pre-approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to meet the ACADEMIC requirements for Board Certification in Behavior Analysis. Experience requirements are not currently included in the degree program.

 

Several other special education program options are also provided:

Admissions

Applications can be completed online or obtained from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 56 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (848-932-7711). Applications must be filed with the graduate admissions office no later than February 1 for the fall term, October 15 for the spring term, and May 15 for the summer term.

For information on financial aid opportunities, please see the GSE's Fellowships, Scholarships & Assistantships page.

Program Requirements

The 36-credit program is composed of a special education core (15 credits), an ABA core (18 credits) and an elective chosen in consultation with an academic advisor (3 credits).

Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Angela M. O'Donnell.