Special Education: Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction Specialization Applied Behavior Analysis

Help individuals achieve better relationships through better behavior.

Program Description

Designed for professionals from a variety of teaching and health science backgrounds, our Master of Education in Applied Behavioral Analysis can help you join or excel in the field of behavioral science. Our program will prepare students for leadership roles in the implementation, evaluation, and administration of applied behavior analytic principles and methods.

With our applied behavioral analysis program, you’ll study the evaluation, assessment, and intervention techniques necessary to help children and adults struggling with behavioral issues both in and out of the classroom. Graduates from UM are prepared to help their students/clients learn new behaviors or reduce problem behaviors associated with various behavioral, developmental, medical, and psychological disorders.

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The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree with a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework
  • NOTE REGARDING ADMISSION APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 SUMMER SESSION AND 2021 FALL SEMESTER: Due to COVID-19 precautions, standardized examinations, including the GRE, Praxis II Content Field, Praxis II PLT, are suspended for admission applications submitted for the 2021 Summer Session and 2021 Fall Semester.
  • Applicants must provide results from a national standardized achievement/aptitude test predictive of the ability to complete a graduate program successfully. These include but are not limited to: Passing Score on Praxis II Content Field, or Passing Score on Praxis II PLT, or competitive Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE: all sections)
  • Two (2) Graduate Reference Letters

The program application is submitted through the Graduate School, which requires the submission of official transcripts, test scores, and reference letters.

See the Graduate Handbook for information on completing the application process.

Application deadlines:

  • November 1 (spring admission)
  • May 1 (fall admission)

Career Opportunities

  • Expert Behavior Teacher
  • Behavior Specialist
  • ABA Training Coordinator
  • Registered Behavior Technician
  • Clinical Supervisor

Online/Regional Campus Options

The program is a blended program with synchronous, web-based, and hybrid course delivery. There is no residency requirement.

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