Endicott College

Van Loan School

M.Ed. in Autism with Applied Behavioral Analysis

Address:

376 Hale Street

Beverly, MA 01915

United States

Phone:

1-978-232-2199

Fax:

978-232-3000

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Ed. in Autism with Applied Behavioral Analysis

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
This 39-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.

Learning Outcomes
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
with autism.
• 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 under standing 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.
ABA 510 Conceptual Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis 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 39 cr.

Requirements for the Massachusetts Initial Licensure in Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8, 5-12):
• A passing score on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL): Communication and Literacy test for
program admission plus the General Curriculum test prior to the practicum and seminar courses.
• AND, the following coursework:
SPN 500 Special Education Service Delivery and the Inclusion Model for
Students with Special Needs 3 cr.
SPN 501 Methods and Materials for Curriculum Development of Special Needs Program
(Pre-practicum) 3 cr.
SPN 502 Curriculum Development for Learners with Special Needs 3 cr.
SPN 504 Assessment and Educational Planning 3 cr.
SPN 505 Reflective Seminar: Teacher of Special Needs** 3 cr.
SPN 506 Nature and Needs of Students with Moderate Disabilities 3 cr.
SPN 510 Practicum Experience: Teachers of Special Needs** 3 cr.
SPN 511 Assistive Classroom Technology for Students with Disabilities 3 cr.
ED 542 Sheltered English Immersion 3 cr.
Total credits required to be eligible for licensure 27 cr.

Requirements for the Massachusetts Initial Licensure in Severe Disabilities (All):
• A passing score on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL): Communication and Literacy test
for program admission plus the General Curriculum test prior to the practicum and seminar courses.
• AND, the following coursework:
SPN 500 Special Education Service Delivery and the Inclusion Model
for Students with Special Needs 3 cr.
SPN 501 Methods and Materials for Curriculum Development of Special Needs
Program (Pre-practicum) 3 cr.
SPN 504 Assessment and Educational Planning 3 cr.
SPN 508 Functional Curriculum and Educational Planning: Severe Disabilities 3 cr.
SPN 511 Assistive Classroom Technology for Students with Severe Disabilities 3 cr.
SPN 516 Reflective Seminar: Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities 3 cr.
SPN 519 Practicum Experience: Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities** 3 cr.
SPN 526 Nature and Needs of Students with Severe Disabilities 3 cr.
ED 542 Sheltered English Immersion 3 cr.
Total credits required to be eligible for licensure 27 cr.

Certificate in Autism
For those students who already possess a Master’s degree and who are interested in only the courses specifically focused on autism.

Accreditation:

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999