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Special Education - Applied Behavior Analysis - General Track, M.Ed.

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California University of Pennsylvania's fully online applied behavior analysis Special Education - Applied Behavior Analysis - General Track program from California University of Pennsylvania focuses on approaches such as positive reinforcement and encouraging structured routines to address the behavioral and instructional needs of individuals in a wide variety of settings.


Applied behavior analysis is best known for its use with children with autism and other disabilities, but it can also be applied at large corporations in "organizational behavior management" to improve worker productivity.

Cal U's applied behavior analysis M.Ed. will prepare you to take a certification exam to become a board-certified behavior analyst. You'll graduate prepared to: 

  • Design behavior plans, monitor their execution and supervise people providing behavioral therapy services.
  • Supervise teachers who work with children on the autism spectrum.
  • Provide support with school-wide behavior issues.
  • Work with children in foster care, adults in corporate and eldercare settings, and more.

Degree Benefits

As a student in Special Education - Applied Behavior Analysis - General Track program from California University of Pennsylvania you will:

  • Earn your master's degree while simultaneously becoming a board-certified behavior analyst.
  • Work with top faculty who have years of real-word experience in applied behavior analysis.
  • Get hands-on experience conducting behavioral assessments, designing education and behavioral programs, creating data collection procedures, and more.
  • Benefit from career support from faculty and Cal U's Career and Professional Development Center.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching 
  • Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 
  • Evidence-based Practices for Pre-K-8 Inclusion 
  • Special Education History, Theory and Exceptionality 
  • Field Experience Seminar in Special Education* 
  • Introduction to Behavior Analysis 
  • Concepts, Principles, Assessment ABA 
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Intervention

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or a 3.00 in last 48 credits earned (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst Prep Certificate Only: Master's degree in an area approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) with a GPA of 3.30 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.30 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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