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Master of Arts in Special Education

Ball State University’s master’s in special education is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and its applied behavior analysis course sequence is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). There are five fully online focus areas you can choose to specialize in: applied behavior analysis, autism, director of special education/exceptional needs, response to interventions, and severe interventions.

Many of the courses used for the master’s degree in special education can also be used toward various licensing programs in special education. However, this program does not provide you with an initial teaching license.