A NYS Licensed Behavior Analyst helps people with Autism Spectrum Disorders learn new skills and improve challenging behavior.
ABA Online Programs
- 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
- Asynchronous course delivery for working professionals
- Experienced faculty provide real-life examples and opportunities to learn in the area of ABA
- Courses 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
- Partnerships with local service agencies for experience hours
- Following completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to apply for licensure in New York State as a Licensed Behavior Analyst and board certification through the internationally recognized, Behavior Analyst Certification Board
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- 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