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Applied Behavior Analysis

MASTER OF EDUCATION PROGRAM

The MEd concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis provides students with the coursework required for eligibility to take the Board Certification exams in Applied Behavior Analysis.  This concentration is well-suited to those in teaching, social work, mental health, criminal justice and behavioral services fields.  Please see our ABA program webpage for additional information.

Required Coursework for the MEd with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis:

IN 627 Contemporary Learning Theory for Diverse Learners 3sh
IN 629 Leadership in Education 3sh
IN 630 Methods of Professional Inquiry 3sh
ED 631 Technologies to Advance Learning 3sh
ED 632 Inquiry Research Project 3sh

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.*

PSYC 513 Basic Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis 3sh
ED 592 Behavior Analysis: Measurement and Assessment 3sh
ED 593 Ethics and Special Considerations in Behavior Analysis 3sh
ED 594 Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change and Change Procedures 3sh
Graduate Elective Course (students pursuing BCBA** coursework must take ED 595) 3sh
Graduate Elective Course (students pursuing BCBA** coursework must take ED 596) 3sh
Total Degree Credits 33sh

*Additional requirements for eligibility to take the BCaBA Board Examination include an undergraduate or graduate degree in an approved field and supervised fieldwork.  Additional requirements to take the BCBA Board Examination include a graduate degree in an approved field and supervised fieldwork.  Fieldwork is not required as part of the MEd program and must be obtained independently of the program.  The program will assist in locating options for such supervision.  Supervised fieldwork, according to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® may not begin until the first course in the approved sequence (PSYC 513) has been started.  Please see the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® website at www.bacb.com for further detail about degree and fieldwork requirements.

** Mary Baldwin College currently has a BCaBA program approved.  The BCBA program, once approved, will require two additional courses.