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Master of arts and/or
coursework in special education

Course Offerings: Applied Behavior Analysis

All required courses in this program are offered on a one-year cycle or at least once each year; electives may be taken in any semester. For the degree program, the minimum time to completion is about one (1) calendar year to complete the program at 12 credits per semester (depending on the semester in which the student enters the cycle), or two (2) calendar years to complete the program at 6 credits per semester. For the certificate program, the minimum time to completion is one (1) calendar year. The chart shows when specific courses in this program are likely to be offered.

Program Delivery: One-Year Cycle

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
SPED 500 SPED 500 SPED 500
    SPED 675
SPED 653 SPED 654 SPED 656
SPED 713 SPED 655 SPED 657
    SPED 680 (Project)

Students may enter the program at any point in the cycle and take the courses as they are offered. Courses do not have to be taken in a specific order except that all other required courses must be completed prior to enrolling in the capstone course (culminating project courses for degree program).

All required courses in the program are delivered online using a combination of desktop conferencing (live) sessions and web (on demand) activities on alternating weeks throughout each academic semester. Live sessions and other web activities are conducted entirely online within the WVU eCampus learning management system. All online activities are conducted in English.

Students must earn an average of 80% or better on the required assessments designated for each course and also achieve a grade of B or better in each course or they may be dropped from the program. A grade of incomplete will only be approved for emergency situations; all requirements must be completed prior to the end of the next academic semester.