Applied Behavior Analysis: Autism and Developmental Disabilities

DEGREE OFFERED

Post-Master’s Certification
Option: Applied Behavior Analysis: Autism and Developmental Disabilities

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:  June 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This Post-Master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is designed for educators and provides in-depth knowledge and skills in the application of behavioral analytic assessments and intervention strategies for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The goal of this program is also to provide the required coursework while bridging between the implementation of behaviorism with other disciplines using a transdisciplinary model.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Baccalaureate and master’s degree that was conferred based on the BCBA December 31, 2015 requirements of a “minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited university that was (a) conferred in behavior analysis, education, or psychology, or (b) conferred in a degree program in which the candidate completed a BCBA approved sequence.”
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation (professional experience)
  • Furnish an appropriate scholarly writing sample
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Professional statement of interest
  • Departmental statement of interest
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 18 credit course sequence  
  • 6 credits of program practicum
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst  Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

REQUIRED COURSES and PRACTICUM*

SPED 5701

Assessment of Individuals with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities

3 credits

SPED 5702

Educational Programming for Students with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities

3 credits

SPED 5705

Basic Applied Behavior Analysis for Students with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities

3 credits

SPED 7901

Single Subject Assessment Methodology

3 credits

SPED 7902

Autism: Collaborative ABA Trans-disciplinary Intervention

3 credits

SPED 7903

Ethics and Professional Standards in Applied Behavior Analysis

3 credits

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED PRACTICUM FOR COMPLETION OF POST MASTERS CERTIFICATION – 6 CREDITS

SPED 7904

Practicum in ABA

3 credits

SPED 7905

Advance Practicum in ABA

3 credits

*Some Master’s Candidates may have completed a course that is accepted if the previous course satisfies the BCBA requirements.

TOTAL OF 24 CREDITS TO COMPLETE CERTIFICATION

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

DR. John C. Burke, BCBA-D
Hennings Hall, Room 310
t. 908.737.3849
e. jburke@kean.edu
 

 Updated 01/27/16