Masters in Special Education, BCBA®

Synchronous learning
Online courses on a set schedule with real time instructor and student interaction


The Master in Special Education + BCBA®-Track Verified Course Sequence is a 2-for-1 opportunity to meet the degree and coursework requirements towards certification in ABA. The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

This program is for those who have, or are currently in pursuit of, a master degree and are interested in pursuing certification in behavior analysis. Candidates may be working in the field as practitioners from a variety of fields; examples include but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)
  • Skills Trainers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • General Education Teachers
  • District Autism Resource Teachers
  • Autism Consulting Teachers
  • Behavioral Health Specialists

This program does NOT lead to initial teacher licensure.


Course Listing

Required (31 credits)

SPED 602 Special Educ Law & Compliance (3 credits)

SPED 641B Sem in Issues SPED: Current (3 credits)

SPED 642 Sem on Applied Research/SPED (3 credits)

SPED 695 Plan B Master's Project (1 credits)

SPED 603 Principles of Behavior (3 credits)

SPED 614 Assmt & Inst, Sev Dis & Autism (3 credits)

SPED 630 Pos Beh Sup-Sev Dis & Autism (3 credits)

SPED 632 Lang/Com Interv-Com Dis/Autism (3 credits)

SPED 641H Seminar in Issues SPED: SCR (3 credits)

SPED 671 Advanced Principles of ABA (3 credits)

SPED 673 Ethics & Professional Conduct (3 credits)