Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis
Kean University offers two graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the following courses (SPED 5702, SPED 5704, SPED 5705, SPED 5706, SPED 5801, SPED 7900, SPED 7903) toward the 315-hour coursework requirement for eligibility to take the 5th Edition 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.
The Master of Arts in Special Education Option: Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders-5th Edition is rooted in the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA). The master’s program is designed for those who are not certified teachers (although teachers are welcome) and would like to pursue becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). At Kean University, you will develop an evidenced-based approach to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities. You will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate individualized teaching procedures through the use of empirically validated principles of learning and ABA. Master’s students will be required to conduct a single-subject research design clinical thesis. The skills acquired in our program will promote best practices and provide graduate students with the skills to improve the quality of life of their learners.
The Post-Master’s Certificate Option: Applied Behavior Analysis: Autism and Developmental Disabilities is an option for those who already hold a Master’s Degree and would like to pursue becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). This certificate program meets the 315-hour coursework requirement for students wanting to take the BCBA® 5th Edition examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
For more information about our programs, please contact Randi A. Sarokoff, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director, Kean University, School of Special Education and Literacy, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.