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.
- Business and industry
- Treatment of psychiatric disorders
- General and specialty medicine
- Family relationships
- Intellectual disabilities
- Education at all levels
- Numerous other areas
This program requires an intensive summer session on campus.
- Bachelor's degree
- Goals statement
- College transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- Additional materials may be requested
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges