Through this Double Dawgs pathway, you will receive an advanced degree in special education (adapted curriculum) and be eligible for certification in special education (adapted curriculum).
This pathway positions you to be a teacher leader in Georgia P-12 public schools and recommends you for a master's level teachig certificate (T-5), which earns a higher salary. And because special education continues to be a critical shortage area in Georgia, our graduates often have high job placement rates and can choose where they want to work.
With this training, you will be prepared to provide evidence-based practices in special education and support other educators in providing appropriate interventions for students with low-incidence disabilities. Students also will leave the master's program with not only teacher certification in special education adapted curriculum, but also a Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB)-approved course sequence, 1500 hours of supervised practicum in behavior analysis, and the ability to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination after graduation.
Being a credentialed BCBA allows service providers (clinical settings) to know you have the knowledge to conduct behavioral assessments, develop functionally relevant interventions, and monitor intervention effects.