Applied Behavior Analysis (MS) Two-Year Course Sequence for Students Matriculated After Spring 2021

 

Academic Plan: APBEH-MS

This is a suggested two-year 5th edition Verified Course Sequence (VCS) for students matriculated after Spring 2021. Students take 11-12 credits per semester. Students must meet with their faculty advisor before registering for classes.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

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Year 1 Semester 1

Courses

  • CEDF 71500 – Diversity in the American Schools (3 credits)  or SPED 70450 – Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (3 credits)
  • EDABA 79000 – Single-Subject Research Design (3 credits)
    • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Verified Course: Fulfills 45 hours in Measurement, Data Display and Interpretation; Experimental Design
  • EDABA 79500 – Applied Behavior Analysis I (KC) (3 credits)
    • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Verified Course: Fulfills 5 hours in Philosophical Underpinnings; Concepts and Principles; 15 hours in Measurement, Data Display and Interpretation; Experimental Design; 25 hours in Behavior-Change Procedures; Selecting and Implementing Interventions
  • EDABA 79800 – Behavior Analytic Approaches to Learning (3 credits)
    • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Verified Course: Fulfills 45 hours in Philosophical Underpinnings; Concepts and Principles

Year 1 Semester 2

Courses

  • EDABA 75000 – Experimental Analysis of Behavior (3 credits)
  • EDABA 79600 – Applied Behavior Analysis II (KC) (3 credits)
    • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Verified Course: Fulfills 5 hours in Philosophical Underpinnings; Concepts and Principles; 10 hours in Behavior Assessment; 30 hours in Behavior-Change Procedures; Selecting and Implementing Interventions
  • EDABA 79900 – Applied Behavior Analytic Autism Intervention (3 credits)
    • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Verified Course: Fulfills 5 hours in Philosophical Underpinnings; Concepts and Principles; 20 hours in Behavior Assessment; 20 hours in Behavior-Change Procedures; Selecting and Implementing Interventions
  • EDABA 79100 – Ethics and Professionalism for Applied Behavior Analysts (3 credits)
    • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Verified Course: Fulfills 45 hours in BACB Compliance Code and Disciplinary Systems; Professionalism

Year 2 Semester 1

Courses

  • EDABA 75500 – Functional Behavior Assessment (3 credits)
    • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Verified Course: Fulfills 45 hours in Behavior Assessment
  • EDABA 74000 – Philosophy of Behaviorism (3 Credits)
    • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Verified Course: Fulfills45 hours in Philosophical Underpinnings; Concepts and Principles)
  • EDABA 77000 – Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis I (KC) (3 credits, includes fieldwork hours)
    • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Verified Course: Fulfills45 hours in Personnel Supervision and Management
  • EDABA 78000 – Thesis I (KC) (3 credits)

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Graduation

Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to the graduation and commencement page for full policies and procedures.

Year 2 Semester 2

Courses

  • EDABA 78100 – Thesis II (KC) (3 credits)
  • EDABA 77100 – Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis II (KC) (3 credits, includes fieldwork hours)
  • EDABA 72000 – Managing Behavior Analytic Records (2 credits)

Post-Graduation

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Notes

  • In addition to academic instruction in behavior analysis, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification requires 2000 hours of supervised independent fieldwork. Visit the Applied Behavior Analysis (Advanced Certificate) Certification and Licensure page for requirements and instructions.
  • The following courses are commonly offered in the fall: CEDF 71500, EDABA 74000, EDABA 75500, EDABA 77000, EDABA 77100, EDABA 78000, EDABA 78100, EDABA 79000, EDABA 79500, EDABA 79600, EDABA 79800, EDABA 79900
  • The following courses are commonly offered in the spring: CEDF 71500, EDABA 72000, EDABA 75000, EDABA 75500, EDABA 77000, EDABA 77100, EDABA 78000, EDABA 78100, EDABA 79000, EDABA 79100, EDABA 79500, EDABA 79600, EDABA 79800, EDABA 79900
  • The following courses are commonly offered in the summer: EDABA 72000, EDABA 77000, EDABA 77100, EDABA 79100
  • EDABA courses are generally offered in a hybrid format. These courses meet at a scheduled time and can be attended in-person on campus or on-line via live streaming video. Information on how to attend class meetings on-line can be found in the course syllabus.