A full day orientation is held in late spring, prior to the Literacy Specialist course sequence. Candidates are provided with important information for successful completion of the program, training in distance technologies required by the program, and an opportunity to meet their instructors and Literacy Specialist colleagues. Candidates who live on neighbor islands would receive … read more of What is the New Candidate Orientation?
Our program is designed to accommodate those who are working in schools during the day. The courses are held online in the early evenings so that they can be completed while continuing employment. Most candidates take two classes per semester, which would be two nights a week in classes and then work on assignments/readings on … read more of Can I complete my MEd while working?
The Hawaii DOE has provided a long-standing funding opportunity for those interested in becoming certified as special education teachers to teach in our public school system. Our MEd in Special Education does not lead to initial teacher licensure, therefore it is not eligible for the DOE stipend. However, on occasion the DOE will provide special … read more of Will the DOE pay for the MEd in Special Education?
BCBA®-Track coursework and practicum experiences may be taken at the doctoral level (i.e., Ph.D. in Education, Exceptionalities program) for eligible doctoral students to work toward the BCBA® credential or BCBA-D® designation.
The Department of Education (DOE) and local agencies/organizations (providing in-home, community, or clinic/center-based ABA) are often in need of individuals with or working toward an ABA credential. Some employers provide requisite training to prospective employees. These positions may also allow one to work toward accruing the experience hours necessary to pursue a BCBA/BCaBA credential. A … read more of Where could I work to gain experience in applied behavior analysis?
If your work is behavior analytic in nature (e.g., teacher, paraprofessional) and the administration at your site will allow components of your work to be supervised, we are able to provide you with University Practicum supervision at the site. A 1:1 Skills Trainer position would be applicable but over the course of your experience, you … read more of Will I be able to fulfill practicum credits at my current job?
To learn more about supervision hours, please visit: https://www.bacb.com/supervision-and-training/ UH offers ABA fieldwork supervision to Hawaii residents in applicable job placements who are in need of supervision (administrator approval required to approve site visits). A fieldwork supervisor will be assigned to support you weekly in accomplishing assignments as you gain fieldwork hours in SPED 678/478 … read more of How many supervised experience hours do I need?
Qualifying activities that count toward a candidates accrued hours must be aligned with the scope of skills, responsibilities, and foundational knowledge outlined in the BACB® Fourth Edition Task List. See the BACB® Experience Standards for details. Perform assessments related to behavior intervention programming/evaluation (e.g., stimulus preference assessments, functional behavior assessments). Design/revise, implement, and … read more of What kinds of activities count towards ABA supervision requirements?
Candidates who have completed an articulated A.A. degree from a UH Community College are considered to have met the UH-Mānoa General Education Core Requirements with possible exceptions (see an academic advisor). Articulated programs include: AAT from Leeward Community College AS in Human Services w/Early Childhood Specialization from Maui College AA in Liberal Arts, Concentration in … read more of Which community colleges have articulated course agreements with the College of Education?
Our MEd in Special Education, BCBA®-Track is not a formally cohorted program, meaning there is possible flexibility in regards to the number of courses taken each semester based on course availability. Each candidate will work with their assigned faculty advisor to plan and coordinate their program timeline. However, we do have a recommended pre-designed timeline … read more of What will my course schedule look like for the MEd, BCBA-Track program?