The M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts(R) (BCBA). This 36 credit degree program includes classroom-based courses in applied behavior analysis and a practicum course designed to meet the supervised fieldwork requirements to sit for the national BCBA exam.
Applied Behavior Analysis Courses (21 credits)
Practicum Course (15 credits)
This proposal is for the creation of a new Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis within the Programs in Special Education (Department of Educational Studies). This hybrid degree will consist of courses delivered in online, hybrid, and face-to-face formats. The degree will include the coursework and practicum hours required to be eligible to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential is a national certification that enables individuals to conduct assessments and develop and implement intervention plans related to problem behavior or persistent learning deficits. It is not a teacher certification program, but rather allows the professional to work with individuals across the lifespan in a variety of settings.
Although we currently offer the Board Certified Behavior Analyst coursework at the University, we do not offer it in a standalone degree program designed specifically for individuals who want to hold this national certification. No other University in the state offers a graduate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, which has resulted in many residents pursuing this degree and certification online through universities in other states. Thus, the creation of this program speaks directly to the University’s mission of educating “the state’s citizens through teaching, research, creative activity, and community engagement.” The degree program will meet a need in the state for providing this specific training.
New Program- BOT AA: 6/8, BOT: 6/22, ACAP: 9/13, CAAL: 10/25, CHE: 12/6.
CHE approved: 3/13/19; Proposal is confirmed non-substantive, no SACSCOC notification required.
No SACSCOC approval required.
Program will be added in the 1920 Graduate Studies Bulletin.