Autism (ABA) - Concentration
Master of Education in Teacher Leadership – Special Education
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration
The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Applied Behavior Analysis concentration, available within the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership – Special Education, is designed for teachers who want to advanced their knowledge and further their expertise in providing support for persons with ASD within their classrooms.
Note that this concentration does not lead to teacher certification. Teachers interested in adding a certification must pursue a Master of Education in Special Education – Moderate to Severe Disabilities (MSD) Concentration online or a Master of Education in Special Education – Learning and Behavior Disorders (LBD) Concentration on campus.
This concentration has a strong emphasis on the application of assessment and intervention procedures rooted in the principles of applied behavior analysis. Kentucky teachers will complete 30 credit hours of graduate course work in this program, and will satisfy the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board requirement for Rank II.
Teachers interested in becoming board certified behavior analysist (BCBA) may also apply to the Graduate Certificate in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis program. Upon acceptance to that program, they may complete an additional course to finish the BACB approved course sequence.
Courses are taught 100% online, with some courses accessed via webcam in interactive, synchronous sessions beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET or later, on specific weekdays.
View the credit requirements for this concentration and for the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership – Special Education online program.
*Students interested in using this coursework for their Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification examinations should be aware that the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) is updating their coursework and experience standards for BCBA certification exam eligibility in 2022. Applicants interested in BCBA certification should only apply if they believe they will meet ALL of the eligibility requirements (degree, coursework, and experience hours) and apply to take their BCBA examinations BEFORE January 1, 2022.