Master of Education in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Applied Behavior Analysis
Degree Awarded: MED
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/med-se-a
Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies; baccalaureate degree in special education, psychology, speech language pathology, occupational therapy or social work from an accredited institution; professional certification/license in a field related to autism/intellectual disability; statement of professional goals related to working within the field of applied behavior analysis and with individuals with disabilities; 2 letters of recommendation related to the applicant's work with individuals with disabilities; minimum score of 147 verbal and 142 quantitative on the GRE; Test of English as a Foreign Language required of all international students from countries in which English is not the native language; and 2.75 grade point average.
|Inquiry (Critical Thinker) (9 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|EDSP 644 Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDSP 654 Radical Behaviorism||3|
|EDSP 669 Single Subject Research Designs||3|
|Advocacy: (Professional Leader) (6 credit hours)|
|EDSP 651 Practical and Ethical Practice of Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDSP 673 Research Seminar on Special Topics in Autism||3|
|Action (Problem Solver) (12 credit hours)|
|EDSP 653 Practicum in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis 1||3|
|EDSP 653 Practicum in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis 2||3|
|EDSP 653 Practicum in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis 3||3|
|EDSP 653 Practicum in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis 4||3|
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; grades no lower than B in all coursework. Completion of intervention proposal and presentation with a rating of Satisfactory. Acceptable or Target performance on all Hallmark Assessments to date including EDSP 644, 669, 670, 671, and 646. Positive recommendation from the Special Education Program Committee.
|Area of Emphasis||Credit Hours|
|EDSP 570 Autism: Introduction and Understanding||3|
|EDSP 671 Autism: Strategies and Techniques||3|
|EDSP 546 Augmentative Communication and a Behavior Analytic Approach to Communication||3|
|EDSP 650 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; grades no lower than B in all coursework; Completion of intervention proposal and presentation with a rating of Satisfactory. Acceptable or Target performance on all Hallmark Assessments. Positive recommendation from the Special Education Program Committee.
Minimum total credit hours: 39
1. Minimum of 18 credit hours in 600-level courses is required.
2. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of 6 credit hours) -- final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
3. A maximum of 6 credit hours taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a master's degree (upon approval of advisor).
4. All courses must be completed within 6 years of admission to the program.
5. To complete the program, students must have minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than "B".
Assistant Chair of Special Education Department
Director Doctoral Program
Chair of Special Education Department
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness
Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies