Prepare for the BCBA exam in 21 months, fully online.

Program Curriculum


The online M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 30-credit hour program that you can complete in 21 months while working full-time. Courses are offered in a 7-week accelerated online format and taken one at a time. The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Verified Course Sequence* culminates with experience courses Practicum I: Seminar Course and Practicum II: Supervised Clinical Experience.

Courses are a blend of live online sessions and asynchronous coursework, providing flexibility to students while still allowing them to get to know their classmates and grow their professional networks. All courses are taught by St. Edward’s University’s world class faculty who are committed to your success.

Learning Outcomes


In the online Applied Behavior Analysis program, you will gain:

  • A deep understanding of applied concepts and principles of behavior analysis.
  • Practical research methods, including measurement principles, data analysis, and experimental design.
  • Capacity to conceptualize, analyze, and implement effective applied behavior analysis programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of the theoretical foundations of ethical and professional conduct.

Course Sequence


*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.

Semester

Course Name

Credits

Semester 1

Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis I

3

Semester 1

Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis II

3

Semester 2

Ethical Issues and Professional Standards in Applied Behavior Analysis

3

Semester 2

Behavior Research Methods

3

Semester 3

Functional Behavior Assessment

3

Semester 3

Development of Applied Behavioral Analysis Intervention Programs

3

Semester 4

Organizational Behavior Management

3

Semester 4

Foundations of Child Development and Childhood Development Disorders and Disabilities

3

Semester 5

Practicum I: Seminar Course

3

Semester 5

Practicum II: Supervised Clinical Experience

3

To sit for the BCBA exam, students need to accrue 2,000 hours of direct/indirect fieldwork.

Admission Requirements


Applicants for the M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or appropriate international equivalent).

The GMAT, GRE and/or other standardized admissions tests are not required. However, foreign applicants may be required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to demonstrate English language proficiency needed to successfully complete the program.

Supplementary materials for the application include your current resume, personal statement expressing your interest and goals for the program and transcripts from all institutions previously attended.

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