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Master of Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Master's Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis is widely accepted as an effective intervention to improve the skills of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board and Association for Behavior Analysts International have designated the courses within the special education program at the University of Oklahoma as a verified course sequence. This course sequence prepares students for their fieldwork experiences and to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Future students who wish to complete the academic requirements in preparation for supervised fieldwork and the BCBA Examination may apply to this master’s degree emphasis area.

The following link provides the BCBA Pass Rates for students by university:

https://www.bacb.com/university-pass-rates/?utm_source=NewsPost&utm_medium=Website&utm_campaign=UniversityPassRates_2018

Note: Pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of operation.

Coursework
Special Education candidates complete a minimum of 33 degree-applicable hours in core special education and ABA courses. All courses within this program are delivered via a 100% synchronous distance-learning format.

Required Prerequisite Course
Students pursuing a M.Ed. who have never taken an introductory course in special education must successfully complete EDSP 5413: Understanding & Accommodating Students with Exceptionalities (offered each semester). Please note this course does not count toward the degree.

New Required Core Courses (18 hours) *Fall 2019
**EDSP 5603- Philosophical Assumptions of Behavior Analysis (replaces EDSP 5143: Applied Behavior Analysis in School)
EDSP 5163: Collaboration, Accommodations and Modifications
EDSP 5183: Advanced Assessment
EDSP 6123: Contemporary Issues/Research
EDSP 5013: Special Education Instructional Methods and Programs
**EDSP 6023: Single Case Research Design
**=Required for the ABA certificate

    If writing a Thesis:
    EDSP 5980: Thesis Research (consult advisor)

New Required ABA Courses

EDSP 5613- Principles and Concepts in Applied Behavior Analysis
EDSP 5623- Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
EDSP 5633- Personnel Supervision and Management in Applied Behavioral Analysis
EDSP 5643- Behavior Change in Applied Behavioral Analysis
EDSP 5653- Behavior Assessment in Applied Behavioral Analysis

Previous Required Core Courses (18 hours) *Fall 2019
**EDSP 5143: Applied Behavior Analysis in School
EDSP 5163: Collaboration, Accommodations and Modifications
EDSP 5183: Advanced Assessment
EDSP 6123: Contemporary Issues/Research
**EDSP 5013: Special Education Instructional Methods and Programs
**EDSP 6023: Single Case Research Design
**=Required for the ABA certificate

    If writing a Thesis:
    EDSP 5980: Thesis Research (consult advisor)

Previous Required ABA Coursework
EDSP 5243: Applied Behavior Analysis II
EDSP 5343: Applied Behavior Analysis III
EDSP 5443: Ethical & Professional Conduct of Behavior Analysts

2 other electives (6 hours) approved by your advisor

Important Notice: OU does not issue BCBA certification. Although the ABA coursework has been vetted and approved by the BACB/ABAi, students must independently submit their credentials to the BACB and pass the BCBA exam.