M.A. Intervention Specialist (Choose Academic Coaching or ABA/BCBA Emphasis)

Tracy Gershwin Mueller

Dr. Tracy Gershwin Mueller, Program Coordinator


The Masters of Arts Intervention Specialist program is designed for people who have worked as a special education teacher who seek more education/training at the graduate level in order to become a leader in the work setting. This program is delivered completely online to fit the schedules of working adults.

Program Focus (Two Emphasis Options)

Intervention Specialist: Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis

This graduate program prepares educators to become leaders in schools and communities in the area of applied behavior analysis. Because the ABA coursework is a Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB) approved course sequence, those who complete this emphasis will fulfill the coursework requirements to take the examination for certification as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).®

Intervention Specialist: Academic Coaching and Leadership Emphasis

This is a comprehensive program that weaves research, cutting edge theory and evidence based practices while providing you with the knowledge and skills that are needed to provide services, supervise, and coach other educators. This will ultimately lead to fostering student growth academically, behaviorally, and socially through post-secondary outcomes.

A UNC Extended Campus Program

This School of Special Education program is delivered online through UNC Extended Campus. The coursework and program outcomes are designed to meet the same rigorous academic and accreditation requirements as our on-campus programs. Benefits of the Extended Campus delivery include:

  • This program is designed to fit around your busy work schedule.
  • A flat per-credit tuition rate for all students in the program. There are no student fees. Certain courses may carry specific course fees for additional services and materials.
  • You can earn this master’s degree in just two years.

See full details of this online program, including tuition, course listings, eligibility requirements, and application deadlines, on the Extended Campus program pages.

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