Program Overview

George Mason University's online MEd in Special Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis equips students to identify, address, and overcome complex learning challenges to influence the educational potential for people with mild to severe learning disabilities. The program can be completed in 24 months through a flexible, part-time program led by an expert faculty of behavior analysts, teachers, researchers, and innovators. 

A standalone Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate is also available. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a discipline devoted to understanding all human behavior and making behavioral improvements through the application of empirically validated, scientific methodology to real-world problems and solutions. The Applied Behavior Analysis online graduate certificate is markedly different from the Autism Spectrum Disorders program; its application isn't limited to special education or people who have disabilities – though it often is used for those purposes.

Ideal For:

  • Business and industry
  • Treatment of psychiatric disorders
  • Autism
  • General and specialty medicine
  • Family relationships
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Education at all levels
  • Numerous other areas

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of study

    School Overview

    George Mason University is Virginia's largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility.  

    George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world. 

    Mason Online refers to the online learning experiences offered that may be completed at home, while stationed abroad, or while traveling. The online courses will maintain the same academic rigor and integrity as their campus-based counterparts, providing students with an active and collaborative learning environment while offering greater flexibility to fit a student's needs.

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