Dec 09, 2023
Robert Shapiro, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Graduate Curriculum Committee
Nermin Bayazit, PhD
Lyndsey Benharris, PhD
Anne Howard, PhD
Laurie Link, EdD
Margaret O’Hearn-Curran, PhD
Phillip Saisa, EdD
Robert Shapiro, PhD, BCBA-D
Annette Sullivan, EdD
The Special Education Guided Studies, Applied Behavior Analysis program will meet the needs of individuals who are seeking a master’s degree as well as the necessary coursework to sit for the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Students complete four required courses, including a capstone course on implementation of best practices, and 30 credits in three goal areas with content meeting the standards for a Verified Course Sequence in Applied Behavior Analysis according to the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, as well as courses related to Autism, a primary area of service delivery in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Program Learning Outcomes
Candidates completing a Master of Education in Special Education Guided Studies, Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration (Online), upon graduation are expected to:
- develop an ability to effectively implement techniques and strategies based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
- develop an ability to implement evidence-based interventions and assess students with Autism.
- develop an understanding of the importance of including all team members, including the child, when designing and considering intervention options.
- develop an understanding of the ethical responsibilities of behavior analysts, and act accordingly.
- satisfy the coursework and degree requirements necessary to sit for the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Required Courses, (9 credits)
Individual Goal Area Courses (27 credits)
Goal Area I: Behavior Analysis
Goal Area II: Behavior Analysis
Goal Area III: Behavior Analysis
Total for Degree: 39 Credits