Master of Arts in Education: Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis

Dr. Michael Finetti, Director

The Master of Arts in Special Education with a specialization in applied behavior analysis is designed for individuals who have already earned a certification in either Elementary or Secondary Education. The applied behavior analysis specialization focuses on students who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. In addition to learning instructional strategies and effective classroom management, individuals will participate in a sequence of applied behavior analysis courses, which will include focus on behavioral principles and procedures, application analysis, modification of behavior and behavioral research and methodology to evaluate interventions on students. Individuals who successfully complete this program will earn certification as a teacher of students with disabilities.

This program is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.

Required Courses
GE-614Overview of Educational Disabilities and Foundations for Specialized Instruction3
GE-616Effective Classroom Management and Behavior Intervention3
GE-617Assisting Students with Special Needs in the General Education Classroom3
GE-618Assessment Techniques for Students with Disabilities3
GE-631Behavioral Analysis I3
GE-632Applied Behavioral Analysis II3
GE-633Appied Behavioral Analysis III3
GE-635Research Seminar: Applied Behavior Analysis3
GE-652Curriculum Development for Students with Disabilities3
Approved Electives
Select two of the following:6
Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Assistive Technology - Uses and Applications
Stategies for Home, School and Community Relationships
Special Education and School Law
Total Credits33