Doctor of Education | Minor in ABA Program

In collaboration with the Fischler School of Education (FSE), Mailman Segal Center for Human Development (MSC) offers doctoral coursework in applied behavior analysis. The minor in applied behavior analysis (ABA) as part of the Doctor of Education program at FSE prepares students to use ABA in a variety of settings as leaders in education and human services. The ABA course sequence has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) to meet the academic requirements for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Behavior analysis principles are often used in interventions with individuals diagnosed with developmental and emotional disabilities. On a larger scale, behavior analysis services have been utilized to improve the overall functioning of organizations such as corporations and schools.

Students have the option of enrolling in the Ed.D. degree program with a minor in ABA or enrolling in the non-degree Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) program and register for the ABA course sequence. The CAGS program is designed for individuals with master's degrees or higher who are interested in earning additional credentials in ABA.

Students interested in obtaining certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) will need to pursue their supervised experience independently of the program. All ABA courses are offered online using a variety of technologies that allow for synchronous and asynchronous engagement with faculty.


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