MSEd Special Education - Special Education - Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Track

Core Requirements (6 credits)
EDS-530Research Issues and Trends in Special Education3
EDS-535Technology and Students with Disabilities3
Applied Behavior Analysis Requirements (18 credits)
EDS-601Applied Behavior Analysis: Selecting, Defining and Measuring Behavior and Evaluating Behavior Change3
EDS-602Applied Behavior Analysis: Reinforcement, Punishment and the Development of the New Behavior3
EDS-603Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Principles3
EDS-604Assessment and Analysis of Behavior Change3
EDS-605Research and Advanced Topics: in Autism and ABA3
EDS-606Ethics and Professionalism for Behavioral Analysis3
Autism Requirements (15 credits)
EDS-502Autism: Characteristics, Etiology, and Current Issues3
EDS-542Communication and Social Competence Skills3
EDS-566Assessment and Interventions for Individuals with Autism I3
EDS-567Assessment and Interventions for Individuals with Autism II3
EDS-580Research Seminar in Special Education3
Total Credits39
  1. Applicant must be a certified teacher. (Does not apply to MSEd School Counseling and Student Affairs College Counseling, Autism/ABA or Autism.)
  2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see New Jersey Department of Education for details) and a 3.0 in the undergraduate major.
  3. Two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s competence for this graduate program and professional work.
  4. Essay (500 words or more).  For School Counseling and Student Affairs and College Counseling, the essay must discuss why social justice is important to the applicant and how the applicant forsees utilizing this training in his/her future career as a school counselor or student affairs professional. For all other MSED programs the essay must explain why the applicant wishes to pursue the graduate program of their choice.
  5. Students applying to the MSEd School Counseling and MSEd Student Affairs and College Counseling programs must participate in a group interview.

Note:  Upon completion of the Principal/School Administrator/Supervisor Program, you must provide documentation evidencing completion of five years of successful educational experience under a valid provisional or standard New Jersey or equivalent out-of-state certificate to be eligible for the endorsement.