Master's of Education in Special Needs With Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®)
The Master of Education in Special Needs and Behavioral Studies is designed to offer students aspiring to become both Licensed Special Education Teachers and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®), the ability to complete the requirements for both in this combined Master's program.
The program is designed to accommodate those seeking either their Initial License or the Professional License as Teachers of Students with Moderate Disabilities. Both programs are 42 credit hours each, and are designed to be completed in two years. The program is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Completion of the program leads to institutional endorsement for Massachusetts licensure as teacher of students with moderate disabilities (preK-8 or 5-12) and meets the prerequisite coursework and experience standards of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) credential.
Programs of Study
Initial Licensure in Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8, 5-12) and Prerequisite Preparation for Behavior Analyst Certification Board Examination as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®)
Master of Education in Special Needs and Behavioral Studies: Professional Licensure in Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8, 5-12) and Prerequisite Preparation for Behavior Analyst Certification Board Examination as Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®)
BCBA® Third Edition Task List Per Course
The following tables provide an overview of the essential content material in the BACB Task List and which course it is covered in within the BCBA courses: BCBA® Third Edition Task List Per Course.
Tests for Education Licensure (MTEL)
The following provides an overview of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requirements for Licensure, including the various exams that must be completed prior to graduation. Please note, the requirements differ depending upon the age and disability of the student you wish to serve: Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).
For more information:
School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Institute for Behavioral Studies
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915