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Master of Education in Special Education Applied Behavior Analysis Degree Plan

Educators and professionals working with people with disabilities in schools, community service agencies, clinics as well as residential settings wishing to obtain knowledge and expertise in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis can get their master’s in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis at UHV. We offer a Verified Course Sequence that meets the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination ®. Applicants will have to independently complete additional supervision experience hours to qualify to sit for the exam. To view the additional experience requirements set by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board ® go to their website at https://bacb.com.

Please note that the completion of the certification process to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst is independent of the University of Houston – Victoria.

Core: 9 semester hours

  • CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development
    or
    CUIN 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
    or
    CUIN 6332 Education in a Multicultural Society Society
  • FEDU 6321 Foundations of Educational Research
  • FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development

Major Concentration: 18 semester hours:

  • SPED 6321 Intro to Special Education
  • SPED 6325 Applied Behavior Analysis*
  • SPED 6326 Programming & Collaboration
  • SPED 6327 Appraisal, Instructional Coaching and Collaboration for Students with Disabilities
  • SPED 6331 Behavioral Adjustment of Exceptional Children and Youth*
  • SPED 6334 Diagnostic Teaching, Assistive Technology and Instructional Strategies

ABA Concentration: 12 semester hours:

  • SPED 6332 Principals of Behavior for the Educator*
  • SPED 6335 Ethical and Professional Conduct for the Applied Behavior Analyst*
  • SPED 6336 Behavior Applications Focus on Autism and Developmental Disabilities*
  • SPED 6338 Behavior Intervention Procedures for Educators*

* Denotes BACB Verified Course Sequence

Total: 39 semester hours

Students are required to take comprehensive exams the semester before they intend to graduate or the semester they intend to graduate. Students will have to make arrangements to come to a testing site in Victoria or Katy to complete this requirement.

Master Comprehensive Exam Information

Official degree plan will need to be completed with your Faculty Advisor and Educator Preparation Office (EPO) staff.All required signatures must be recorded before it is official.

Course Rotation
Includes all graduate special education courses.  Not all courses are required for your concentration.

Fall, Spring, Summer

  • CUIN 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
  • CUIN 6332 Education in a Multicultural Society
  • FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development

Fall, Spring

  • CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development
  • FEDU 6321 Foundations of Education Research

Summer

  • SPED 6321 Introduction to Special Education
  • SPED 6334 Diagnostic Teaching, Assistive Technology and Instructional Strategies
  • SPED 6335 Ethical and Professional Conduct for the Applied Behavior Analyst 1
  • SPED 6336 Behavior Applications: Focus on Autism and Developmental Disabilities 1

Fall

  • SPED 6325 Applied Behavior Analysis ** ,1
  • SPED 6327 Appraisal, Instructional Coaching and Collaboration for Students with Disabilities
  • SPED 6332 Principals of Behavior for the Educator ***,1
  • SPED 6337 Teaching Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Spring

  • SPED 6326 Programming and Collaboration
  • SPED 6331 Behavioral Adjustment of Exceptional Children and Youth ** ,1
  • SPED 6338 Behavior Intervention Procedures for Educators ***,1
  • SPED 6339 Communication Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

** SPED 6331 is a prerequisite for SPED 6325. SPED 6331 must be completed prior to starting SPED 6325 regardless of concentration/major.

*** SPED 6332 is a prerequisite for SPED 6338.

1 - Denotes BACB Verified Course Sequence

For more information about the program, or questions contact us:
University West Suite 213
Phone: (361) 570-4371 or toll free (877) 970-4848 x4371
Fax: (361) 580-5580
Email: education@uhv.edu