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M.Ed. Applied Behavior Analysis Curriculum

The M.Ed. emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provides intensive instruction in the theoretical basis of Applied Behavior Analysis as well as the clinical and pedagogical application of the theory and principles. The courses are aimed at special educators, school psychologists, and behavioral health providers, and are designed to specifically prepare students to apply for the certification examination of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB). This emphasis allows students to complete the requirements for a master’s degree and to meet the educational requirements for the BACB in four academic quarters.

Coursework
Requires 68 units. Student must complete the courses listed below.

Required Courses
EDUC 217A: Single Case Experimental Design
EDUC 217B: Research Methods: ABA
EDUC 231A: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
EDUC 231B: Behavioral Interventions in Schools
EUDC 231C: Foundational Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
EDUC 235: Ethics for Applied Behavior Analysis
EDUC 236A: Behavior Analytic Skills Development – Level 1
EDUC 236B: Behavior Analytic Skills Development – Level 2
EDUC 236C: Behavior Analytic Skills Development – Level 3
EDUC 236D: Behavior Analytic Skills Development – Level 4
EDUC 237: Concentrated Fieldwork in Applied Behavior Analysis (4 quarters; 14 units)
EDUC 254C: Social, Emotional, and/or Behavioral Assessment
EDUC 255A: Principles of Social Behavior Intervention
EDUC 255E: Advanced Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis
EDUC 261: School Psychological Consultation

Portfolio Project
Students will be required to complete a portfolio project. The portfolio will consist of applied projects that have been completed as part of coursework requirements. A final version of the portfolio project will be submitted to the Applied Behavior Analysis faculty committee in the School of Education for review and approval.

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