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Program/Degree
Special Education (MA) - Behavior Support 
Program Description

Thank you for your interest in the Behavior Support program at The University of Arizona. This fully online program leads to an MA in Special Education. The 36-unit curriculum includes all of the coursework required to take the exam offered by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). It does not lead to teacher certification.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Dept of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies -

 

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies is committed to research about and teaching of students with disabilities and special abilities. The department’s research, teaching, and service address current issues in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, and deaf studies.

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) is dedicated to advancing human and economic development through the empowerment and effective inclusion of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities and special abilities of all ages. This is accomplished by conducting research to further knowledge and understanding of abilities, disabilities, adaptations, interventions, and support systems; preparing professionals to educate and facilitate the development of individuals with disabilities and special abilities; and providing leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels. To accomplish our mission, the department offers nationally recognized undergraduate, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees to prepare teachers, counselors, specialists, administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, and researchers and educators in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, gifted education, sign language and deaf studies, and educational interpreting.

 
College
College of Education  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Cecilia Carlon
520-626-1248
Graduate Program Coordinator
Cecilia Carlon
520-626-1248
Director of Graduate Studies
Linda R Shaw
520-621-7832
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Lori D'Anna
520-621-9227
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

http://behavioranalysis.arizona.edu/apply
3 letters of recommendation. Applicant may use employers and professors as references.
1 Statement of purpose / autobiographical essay - (1-2 pages, double spaced)

Submit official transcripts of all previous college work from each college of university previously attended.

English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants must submit a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 79 internet based (iBT), 550 paper based (PB), or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6). Individual departments may require a higher score and may have minimum score requirements by test module that must be met to qualify for admission. Please review our URL=https%3a%2f%2fgrad.arizona.edu%2fgcforms%2fsites%2fgcforms%2ffiles%2fpage%2fenglishproficiencyrequirementsbycountry.pdf" target="_blank">English Proficiency Requirement list to verify your need to submit an English proficiency test. The institutional code for the University of Arizona is 4832.

 

 

 

 
Standardized Tests

GRE scores not required

International Students Only
Minimum TOEFL: 79 (IBT) 550 (PB) or
Minimum IELTS: Composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6)

Please review our English Proficiency Requirement list to verify your need to submit an English proficiency test.

 
Financial Aid

Contact your advisor or program faculty for information by visiting the department web site at http://www.coe.arizona.edu/dps

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:  Fall admission February 15 

Spring Admission:  October 30

International Aplicants:  Fall admission - December 1

Spring Admission:  June 1

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

36 semester hours of coursework

Prerequisites

1. BA from an accredited institution

2. Experience with and access to persons with disabilities

3. Must not be seeking state certification as a special education teacher

 

Must take the following  three unit courses:

500 Foundations of Special Education and Rehabilitation

502 Behavior Principles and Disability: Assessment and Intervention

503 Special Services in the Schools

504 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Exceptional Learners

529a Advanced Positive Behavior Support

529b Advanced Positive Behavior Support

552 Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis

553 Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis

556 Research Methods in Education

590 Single Subject Research Design

597E Consultation and Collaboration for Special Needs Students,

909 Master’s Project

 
Minor Requirements

 

 

 
Student Handbook
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Last revised 11 Aug 2016