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Transform the lives of those dealing with autism spectrum disorder and related intellectual differences. The MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Education specialization teaches leading-edge skills to work in public and private K-12 schools and universities. You’ll access coursework that teaches how to train and support teachers and other staff, conduct assessments of students and develop behavior interventions and support plans. Individuals who already have teaching or school psychology licensure could potentially use this specialization to increase their level within the school system and add to their skill sets.
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Basic Foundations in Applied Behavior Analysis
In this course, learners gain an understanding of the basic foundations, philosophy, and concepts underlying the science of behavior analysis. Learners differentiate between therapeutic approaches that are behavior-analytic and those that are not. Learners acquire knowledge of the basic principles and analyze behavior and environmental events surrounding the occurrence of behavior. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|5 quarter credits|
Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
In this course, learners gain knowledge about the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts. Learners practice navigating ethical dilemmas commonly encountered in the practice of behavior analysis. Learners gain perspective on how to weight risks and benefits associated with the implementation of behavior change procedures. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in PSY7709. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|5 quarter credits|
Measurement and Research in Applied Behavior Analysis
In this course, learners gain knowledge on measurement, data display, and experimental methods commonly used in applied behavior analysis. Learners distinguish the different types of measurement that may be used and determine the conditions under which certain types should be used. Learners gain knowledge about single-subject design as well as different types of research methods used in behavior analysis. Prerequisite(s): PSY7708, PSY7709, completion of or concurrent registration in PSY7710. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|5 quarter credits|
Behavior Analysts as Consultants
In this course, learners assess best practices for consulting in schools. Learners evaluate school-based consultative approaches and the laws and regulations related to the implementation of applied behavior analysis in schools. Learners investigate how to approach this consultation while maintaining compassionate and inclusive practices. For MS in Applied Behavior Analysis learners only. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|5 quarter credits|
Education and Teaching in Applied Behavior Analysis
In this course, learners evaluate the theories of behavior analysis and how they influence teaching and educational programs. Learners synthesize research related to teaching skills in the field of behavior analysis and explore how they will use principles from theory and research to inform their teaching. For MS in Applied Behavior Analysis and PhD in Behavior Analysis learners only. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|5 quarter credits|
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The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program, Behavior Analysis in Education specialization, combines foundational knowledge of major competency areas in the behavior analytic field with specialized knowledge for practicing ABA in educational settings.
The curriculum focuses on ethical and professional conduct; behavior analysis concepts, principles, research methods; teaching strategies using behavior-analysis, and the implementation of ABA techniques in educational settings.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
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A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$500 per credit, 60 total quarter credits, 0 max transfer credits
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The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified this seven-course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam.
*Pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of operation.
Applicants to the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
International student requirements
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
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An MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Education specialization can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in ABA, Behavior Analysis in Education specialization.
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*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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