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Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis

Complete Coursework: as few as 18 months Credit Hours: 33 Tuition: $13,728

Overview


Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis

Deepen your expertise and influence change in a high-demand field with the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis. Our curriculum also provides a verified course sequence toward becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

From 2008 to 2012, Kentucky public schools saw a 72% increase in the number of students ages 6-21 with autism. This 100% online program is designed to broaden your skills in working with these children. However, obtaining a BCBA credential also enables you to fill roles outside the public school system, such as in institutions or community agencies or as an independent practitioner. It also provides a pathway to a Rank I designation on your Kentucky teaching certificate.

Broaden your skill sets in educating children with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges. The program includes clinical experiences and an embedded capstone project. Learn from the same faculty who teach on campus and prepare to gain the credentials you need to work in schools, institutions, community agencies, or independent practice.

Courses

In order to earn the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis online, students must complete 11 courses, comprising 33 credit hours.

To see the full list of online courses for this program, view courses.

Admissions

Take the first step toward earning your degree online. We streamlined the process to make it as quick and easy as possible for you. Admission requirements for the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis online program include a minimum 3.0 GPA and a valid Rank II teaching certificate.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Please review the Program Map to determine eligibility of this program in your state.

Tuition

Tuition for the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis online program is $13,728. The graduate application fee is $40. Tuition is the same for students living inside or outside Kentucky and can be paid by the course. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

To learn more about the tuition for this program, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis online program is convenient and accessible. After selecting the desired start date, students should consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation, registering for classes, and paying tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for this program, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis online, the curriculum is comprised of 11 courses covering 33 credit hours, which include 15 core hours and 18 hours of concentration through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

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Students must take the following courses. EDG 702 and EDG 703 must be taken twice to receive full credit.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Legislation and instructional practices relating to the education of students with exceptionalities. Course covers various methods of co-teaching as well as locating, adapting, and developing materials and methods for including students with disabilities in general elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the role of the cooperating teacher in developing and mentoring prospective teachers and interns and standards-based observation and feedback. This course includes a job-embedded requirement of supervising a student in field or clinical experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to education research enabling candidates to become effective consumers and users of research in education. It will improve candidates’ ability to apply research findings appropriately in school settings and will lay a foundation for an original action research project.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1.5

In this course students will conduct a comprehensive literature review on a topic that relates to a specific educational issue that impacts P-12 student learning and create a research-based design of an action research project that can be conducted and reported as their capstone project. Course will be taken twice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1.5

In this course students will conduct and report the results of an research project reflecting synthesis and application of knowledge acquired in prior coursework to address a specific educational issue leading to enhanced P-12 student learning, including data analysis, written summary of research findings, and poster presentation. Course will be taken twice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the foundation for working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Topics include the history and evolution of autism spectrum disorder; definition, identification, and characteristics of individuals with ASD; and effective applied behavior analysis (ABA) based interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder including assessment, teaching strategies, and collaboration.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The focus of this course is research in applied behavior analysis. Topics include the issues and procedures for conducting single subject research including data collection, behavior change methods and an overview and application of various single subject research designs.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Principles of behavior analysis applied to curriculum, methodology, and management of students with disabilities; behavioral teaching methods contrasted with alternative management techniques.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Theoretical perspectives, measurement systems, ecological inventories, functional behavior assessment, and positive and proactive behavior intervention plans.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will cover the ethical responsibilities required of applied behavior analysts: including informed consent, protection of confidentiality, and selection of least intrusive, least restrictive behavior change procedures. Candidates will examine case studies which present ethical dilemmas and will review legal issues and the ethical decision making processes.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the issues and applications of applied behavior analysis in applied settings (e.g., classrooms, homes, group homes and residential facilities). Candidates will review ABA principles and will select acquisition and reduction goals for behavior change based on assessment data; write specific programs for these goals; and combine their programs into a comprehensive intervention plan.

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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree online. Find out the requirements for the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis online, what additional materials you should send, and where you need to send them.

Ed.S. in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis Online Requirements

  • Complete online application for admission
  • Pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alumni or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework from regionally accredited institutions. One transcript must show successful completion of a master’s degree in education or in the content area of the applicant’s teaching certificate.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in master’s-level coursework
  • Teaching Certificate: Submit a copy of current teaching certificate showing certification at the Rank II level or out-of-state equivalent. New teachers in Kentucky may submit a Kentucky Statement of Eligibility
  • Supplemental application

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

NKU Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Or email documentation to graduate@nku.edu

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215 800-985-7215.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing an Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis online. The tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Program Per Credit Hour Required Fees Total With Fees
Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis $400 $528 $13,728
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Calendar


For the Education Specialist in Teaching and Leading – Autism & Applied Behavior Analysis Online

First Starts Program Start Date Application Deadline Registration Deadline Document Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day Registration Open
Fall 2 10/16/19 10/04/19 10/12/19 10/09/19 10/16/19 12/06/19 3/28/2019
Spring 1 01/13/20 01/02/20 01/09/20 01/06/20 01/13/20 02/28/20 10/31/19
Spring 2 03/16/20 03/04/20 03/12/20 03/09/20 03/16/20 05/01/20 10/31/19
Summer 1 05/11/20 04/29/20 05/07/20 05/04/20 05/11/20 06/26/20 TBD
Summer 2 06/29/20 06/17/20 06/25/20 06/22/20 06/29/20 08/14/20 TBD
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