Campus and Online Programs Offered
A NYS Licensed Behavior Analyst helps people with Autism Spectrum Disorders learn new skills and improve challenging behavior.
The Daemen College ABA Program advances the field of behavior analysis to improve lives through education, research, and promotion of ethical, evidence-based practices.
Daemen College has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB), the international behavior analysis credentialing body, as a Verified Course Sequence (VCS) program.
- The program meets the 270-hour coursework requirement for taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®).
- Daemen’s program is both NYS Registered and BACB VCS.
- This certification applies to our On-Campus Amherst Program
- ABA Master's Degree for NYS Licensure and Certification
- ABA Advanced Certificate for NYS Licensure and Certification
- Non Degree Course Sequence for Board Certification Only
- BCBA Eligibility Program
- BCBA® to NYS-LBA Eligibility Program
Degree Program Highlights
- Experienced faculty to provide real-life examples and opportunities to learn in the area of ABA
- Courses will include didactic, interactive, and clinical components, and will be delivered on Daemen's main campus in multiple formats including traditional classroom instruction infused with interactive activities
- Opportunities to practice the development and evaluation of assessment and intervention, including behavior measurement, assessment, change elements, procedures, and systems
- Learn ethical and professional practice in working with families, members of the community, and other practitioners
- Includes a practicum course where students will obtain the required 150 hours of supervised clinical work under the direction of a Licensed Behavior Analyst
- On-campus evening classes are geared toward the working professional
- Partnerships with service agencies for experience hours
- Following successful completion of the program, graduates will have completed the educational requirements to apply for licensure in New York State as a Licensed Behavior Analyst and board certification through the internationally recognized, Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Additional requirements include successful completion of experience hours as specified by NYSED and the BACB (R).
- View printable informational sheet
ABA Program: Suggested Course Sequence
- SED 700- Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
- SED 702- Behavioral Measurement and Assessment (3)
- SED 704- Functional Assessment (3)
- SED 706- Research Methods and Experimental Design (3)
- SED 708- Ethics and Professional Conduct (3)
- SED 710- Behavior Change Procedures (3)
- SED 712- Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
- SED 714- Supervised Practicum and Seminar in Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
- SED 716- Maintenance of Client Records (3)
- SED 718- Issues of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity (3)
- SED 722- Applied Behavior Analysis Capstone Research Project * (3)
ABA Program: Course Descriptions
- 31 credit program can be completed in two years with on-campus, or 18 months online
- The Master’s Degree Program is identical to the Advanced Certificate Program, with the addition of the 3 credit Research Capstone Course (SED 722)
- This post-Master’s program is 28 credits and can be completed in two years, or 18 months online
- Candidates must possess a Master's degree (from an accredited college or university) in: Education; Special Education; Psychology; or Applied Behavior Analysis
- SED700 Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
- SED702 Behavior Measurement and Assessment (3)
- SED704 Functional Assessment (3)
- SED706 Research Methods and Experimental Design (3)
- SED708 Ethics and Professional Conduct (3)
- SED710 Behavior Change Procedures (3)
- SED716 Maintenance of Client Records (2)
- Completion of all course work as defined on the student’s recommended plan of study
- A minimum grade of B earned in all courses, thereby resulting in a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
This program is designed for prospective students who hold board certification and seek the additional educational requirements needed to apply for NYS licensure. For more information visit: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/aba/. There is no degree or certificate from Daemen College at completion of this program.
- SED712 Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
- SED714 Supervised Practicum and Seminar in Applied Behavior Analysis (2)
- SED716 Maintenance of Client Records (2)
- SED718 Issues of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity (3)
- Completion of all course work as defined on the student’s recommended plan of study;
- A minimum grade of B earned in all courses, thereby resulting in a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00;
Students interested in applying to the ABA program should submit an application to the graduate admissions office which will be evaluated on the basis of:
Master’s Degree Program
- Possess a Bachelor’s degree (from an accredited college or university) in a related field that specifically addresses learning or behavioral changes.
- Provide official transcript(s) from all accredited colleges or universities attended indicating the award of an undergraduate degree.
- Provide evidence of a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00.
Advanced Certificate Program
- Possess a Master’s degree (from an accredited college or university) in a related field.
- Provide official transcript(s) from all accredited colleges or universities attended indicating the award of a graduate degree.
- Provide evidence of a cumulative graduate grade point average of at least 3.00.
- Provide a copy of a current resume, including all certifications and licensures.
- Provide a written statement describing personal and educational goals and objectives.
- Provide two letters of recommendation- preferably including one professional reference and one character reference.
- Participate in a personal interview with a member of the ABA program faculty.
A Licensed Behavior Analysts designs, implements and evaluates environmental modifications, using behavioral stimuli and consequences, to produce socially significant improvement in human behavior, including the use of direct observation, measurement, and functional analysis of the relationship between environment and behavior.
What to Expect in the Field of Applied Behavior Analysis
- According to an analysis conducted by Burning Glass, 85% of job postings fall into Health Care, Educational Services, or Social Assistance industries. Throughout these industries, Behavior Analysts in the United States make an average of $54,000.
- Behavior Analysts made U.S. News and World Report's Top 100 Best Jobs of 2017
- Behavior Analysts made Business Insider's 10 Best Jobs for People who want to Change the World
- Behavior Analyst
- Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist
- Behavior Consultant
- Behavior Specialist
- Behavior Therapist
- Behavior Interventionist
- Behavior Technician
- Behavioral Health Specialist
- Behavioral Healthcare Manager
- Clinical Supervisor
- Behavior Support Consultant
- Behavior Support Specialist
- Associate Behavior Analyst
- Behavior Interventionist
Other professionals who may want to add the ABA License:
- School Administrator
- School Psychologist
Scholarships may not be combined; students may only receive one scholarship.
Graduate Merit Scholarship
30 percent off the graduate per credit hour tuition rate awarded to accepted ABA students who have earned an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or above.
Graduate Alumni Scholarship
Additional scholarships may be available for alumni, please contact your admissions counselor for more information.
Americorps Matching Scholarship
Awarded to accepted students who have completed an Americorps service commitment. Daemen College will match the 100 percent of the Segal Americorps Education Award OR provide a 30 percent tuition scholarship discount for Americorps alumni enrolling in our program.