The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism Spectrum Disorders is available under Plan B (non-thesis). Students must complete a total of 30 credits, distributed as described below.

ALL of the following 3-credit courses (27 credits):

  • CEP 843: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics and Educational Implications
  • CEP 844: Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers
  • CEP 845: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment and Intervention
  • CEP 846: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Advanced Topics 
  • CEP 848: Supervision in Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • CEP 851: Concepts and Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • CEP 854: Ethics in Behavior Analysis
  • CEP 855: Verbal Behavior in Education 
  • CEP 942: Single-case Experimental Designs for Intervention Research

In addition, students must complete three (3) credit hours of related support courses. These courses must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.  

Optional ASD Teaching Endorsement

Students in the M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism Spectrum Disorders program have the option to add a teaching endorsement in ASD by:

  • successfully completing the degree requirements listed above,
  • taking 3-6 credits of practicum (CEP 894J) as their elective course,
  • and successfully passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification.

Program Tracks & Related Requirements

Program TrackNumber of 894J Practicum Credits RequiredRequired Contact Hours
1ASD Endorsement for Students With No Previous Special Education Endorsement6240
2ASD Endorsement for Students with Previous Special Education Endorsement3180
3No ASD Endorsement N/AN/A