- Course Delivery
- Fully Online
- Total Credits
- In-State Tuition Per Credit
- Out of State Tuition Per Credit
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The online Special Education Behavior Intervention Specialist, Graduate Endorsement is designed for teachers and other professionals who work consistently with at-risk youth or who want more specific information about working with children and youth with behavioral challenges.
Students choose the Behavior Intervention Specialist, Graduate Endorsement because:
- Coursework that accompanies practical experiences grounded in learned society theory, research and evidence-based practice.
- They become prepared to facilitate 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.
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.
This program benefits individuals who consistently work with at-risk youth and want more specific information for working with children and youth with behavioral challenges.
University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
A bachelor's degree
2.50 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
A license/certificate required
Valid teaching certificate with special education endorsement
Taken the TOEFL or IELTS
(Only required if English is not your native language)
A written personal statement
Cover topics such as your interest, experience, and career goals.
2 letters of recommendation
Official transcripts from all previous schools
For students interested in becoming endorsed in Nebraska, a passing score on the PRAXIS II content test is required
To apply to this program:
- Complete and submit the online application for admissions
- Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
|Mental Health in Schools: Risk Factors and Interventions||3|
Course Number: SPED 8016
|Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders||3|
Course Number: SPED 8820
This course is designed to assess and examine the causes and characteristics of behavioral disorders, which constitute internalizing, externalizing, and pervasive developmental disorders. Extensive use of the case study method will be used. This course will prepare special education candidates as dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens who can meet the challenges of their profession in a changing world.
|Advanced Practicum in Behavioral Intervention Specialist (PK-6 or 7-12)||3|
Course Number: SPED 8840
This course provides candidates with either inservice experience or placement in a school program for students with Behavioral Disorders at an academic level (PK-9, or 7-12) that is different from their SPED 8830 internship setting. Prerequisites: SPED 8830 or permission
|Instructional Strategies for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders||3|
Course Number: SPED 8850
The focus of the course will be on interventions which have been effective with students with behavior disorders which include life space intervention, social skills training, anger management, and cognitive behavior modification in multi-cultural settings. This course will prepare special education candidates as dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens who can meet the challenges of their profession in a changing world.
Course Number: SPED 8860
This course is designed to equip candidates with the skills necessary to assess, modify, and evaluate behavior in accordance with best practice and research-based approaches. In addition, this course will train candidates on how to conduct a functional behavioral assessment and create behavioral intervention plans in accordance with IDEA. This course will prepare graduate candidates as dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens who can meet the challenges of their profession in a changing world.
|Autism Spectrum Disorders: Behavioral Support and Interventions||3|
Course Number: SPED 8870
This course is designed to provide information on the behavioral characteristics, instructional needs and necessary curriculum development specifically for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate program in special education
Cost for Nebraska Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $342.00
- Fees: $52.25
- Total: $394.25
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1026.00
- Fees: $156.75
- Total: $1182.75
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $445.00
- Fees: $52.25
- Total: $497.25
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1335.00
- Fees: $156.75
- Total: $1491.75
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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.