Special Education, MS (Behavior Intervention Specialist)
Master of Science Degree in Special Education with a Concentration in Behavior Intervention Specialist
Why Pursue This Program
The online Special Education, Master of Science with a concentration in Behavior Intervention Specialist is designed for teachers and other professionals who wish to pursue an advanced degree in special education with an emphasis in behavior disorders and interventions.
Students choose the Special Education, MS (Behavior Intervention Specialist) program because:
- The course of study accompanies practical experiences grounded in learned society theory, research and evidence-based practice.
- They become prepared to facilitate, design, implement and evaluate programs for individuals with disabilities.
- Interpersonal skills that make the students members of a valued, collaborative, interdisciplinary team.
- Problem-solving skills allowing candidates to boarded their skills and expertise.
Students may choose from three options when completing this program:
- Master of Science with an endorsement in Behavior Intervention Specialist
- Master of Science only
- Endorsement only
Career Outlook: Special education teachers engage with children and youth that have a wide variety of disabilities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the need for Special Education Teachers will grow by about 8% from 2016-2026. Although most special education teachers work in public schools, some find jobs in the private sector taking care of special needs children in childcare services and other institutions.
Employment in this field is expected to grow 22 percent through 2020, above average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition to the school system, there is a high demand for behavior specialists in group homes, residential treatment centers, early intervention centers, local health agencies and the social service sector.
The program benefits individuals who consistently work with at-risk youth and want more specific information for working with children and youth with behavioral challenges.
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.