M.A. Special Education: Behavior Intervention Specialist (+ABAI Verified Course Sequence)

If you’re seeking. . .

  • MA in Special Education, Behavior Intervention Specialist
  • Eligibility to sit for the BCBA Certification

You’ll need. . .

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • One year of teaching experience

Trinity Christian College’s Master of Arts in Special Education Behavior Intervention Specialist program offers a unique opportunity for multiple accomplishments. Trinity’s program is the only special education master’s degree program in the state of Illinois to combine the Learning Behavior Specialist II (LBS II): Behavior Intervention Specialist endorsement with the The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) approved course sequence which allows our eligible teaching licensed students to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination® (BCBA).

Through the program, you will understand more deeply the wide range of difficult behaviors you already see in your classroom or profession and learn how to create behavior intervention plans based on observable data that will lead to significant behavioral change. You will also learn the technical language and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and their applications to prepare you for the BACB® exam. The coursework focuses on applying behavioral analysis in schools or classrooms and in settings supporting children or adults with developmental disabilities.

As a member of Trinity’s Christian community, you will wrestle with difficult ethical questions, as well as what it means to treat every person with dignity and value. Instead of seeing behavioral traits as strengths or weaknesses, our program’s focus is on providing strategies and creating opportunities where each student continues to grow and flourish.

To see BACB Pass-Rate Data click HERE.