A NYS Licensed Behavior Analyst helps people with Autism Spectrum Disorders learn new skills and improve challenging behavior.
Distance Education classes begin October 21, 2018 (apply by September 10).
NEW ABA Distance Education Programs
- ABA Master's Degree
- ABA Advanced Certificate
- Daemen's distance education ABA programs are 100% online allowing for maximum scheduling flexibility for busy professionals
- One of only a select few programs in New York that offer a licensure-qualifying distance education program
- New York State Education Department (NYSED) registered
- The NYSED-required practicum of 150 supervised hours is a part of this program
- The delivery of course content allows for asynchronous participation
- Knowledgeable and experienced faculty who are based in NYS
- Learn ethical and professional practice in working with families, members of the community, and other practitioners
Contact Megan Beardi in Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-839-8225 or 800-462-7652
- Vicki Madaus Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
- 31 credit program can be completed in approximately 18 months
- 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 Degree program is 28 credits and can be completed in approximately one year
Students interested in applying to the ABA program should submit an application to the graduate admissions office through our online application
Applications are evaluated on the following:
Master’s Degree Program
- Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree (from an accredited college or university) in Education; Special Education; Psychology; Applied Behavior Analysis; or 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.
- Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
Advanced Certificate Program
- Candidates must possess a Master’s degree (from an accredited college or university) in Education; Special Education; Psychology; or Applied Behavior Analysis.
- 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 licenses.
- 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 the ABA Program Director, Vicki Madaus Knapp; Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA.
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
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