Format: Campus, Online
This 36-credit program prepares students to work with children with moderate and severe disabilities who participate in
integrated or self-contained classrooms. The courses inform students about state-of-the-art special education strategies to
increase student success and teacher effectiveness. The program includes courses in Applied Behavior Analysis that fulfill
the educational requirements for the internationally recognized certification offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification
Board (BACB). This is a unique program that focuses on the application of behavioral principles in special education. Students
will learn best practices in addressing the needs of exceptional learners.
Upon completion of the program students will:
• Demonstrate acquisition of the knowledge, principles, and skills of Applied Behavior Analysis.
• Demonstrate application of assessment and behavior change procedures involved in educating and treating individuals
• Demonstrate understanding of the learning, behavioral, communication, and social characteristics of individuals with
autism as manifested by knowledge of effective individualized curricular planning, effective classroom management,
and an understanding of evidence-based practice.
Program of Study
AUT * 527 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders 3 cr.
AUT * 537 Developing Individualized Goals
for Learners with Autism 3 cr.
AUT * 570 Understanding and Remediating
Communication Deficits in
Learners with Autism 3 cr.
AUT * 571 Understanding and Remediating
Social and Play Skill Deficits in
Learners with Autism 3 cr.
AUT * 574 Evidence-based Practice 3 cr.
AUT * 578 Effective Collaboration Across Disciplines 3 cr.
AUT 584 Measurement and Experimental Evaluation
of Behavioral Intervention II 3 cr.
ED 525 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
in Special Education 3 cr.
ED * 534 Measurement and Experimental Evaluation
of Behavioral Intervention I 3 cr.
ED 541 Behavioral Assessment 3 cr.
ED 554 Behavior Change Procedures
and System Supports 3 cr.
ED 565 Education Law and Ethical Issues
in Behavior Analysis 3 cr.
Total degree requirements 36 cr.
Note: A Master’s Thesis is required for the successful completion of this program.
* Certificate in Autism Courses
The courses above indicated with an asterisk comprise the seven-course sequence
that leads to a Certificate in Autism.
Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999