Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Special Education, Master of Education (MEd) - Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course sequence / concentration, students will be able to:

  1. Completed required the coursework requirements to be able to complete the examination to recognized internationally as Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

  2. Demonstrate expertise across all relevant dimensions of the provision of Applied Behavior Analytic services; including: behavioral measurement, assessment procedures, utilize evidenced based best practices and interventions in an objective, data driven manner.

  3. Practice within one’s limits of professional competence in applied behavior analysis.

  4. Conduct oneself in accordance with the BACB’s Guidelines for Responsible Conduct and the Disciplinary Standards.  

Related Links

Special Education - Applied Behavioral Analysis, MEd Program Page

Special Education Department Page

Special Education - Applied Behavioral Analysis Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

Area I - Core Courses In Special Education
Fall/Spring/Summer/Winter
SPED 611Special Education Law3
SPED 617Current Research in Special Education3
SPED 625Instructional Strategies for Learning and Behavioral Problems3
Area II - Concentration In Applied Behavior Analysis
Fall/Spring Only
SPED 660Basic Behavior Principles3
SPED 661Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis3
or SPED 861 Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis
SPED 669Applications in Applied Behavior Analysis3
or SPED 869 Applications in Applied Behavior Analysis
SPED 663Ethical Issues in the Science and Practice of Behavior Analysis3
SPED 664Issues in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism3
SPED 665Research in ABA3
or SPED 865 Research in ABA
Area III - Additional Concentration Courses
Fall/Spring/Summer/Winter
SPED 602Advanced Studies in Exceptionalities3
SPED 643Communication and Social Competency3
Area IV - Practicum
Fall/Spring/Summer/Winter
Select one of the following:3
Practicum in applied Behavior Analysis I
Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis II
Thesis in ABA
Clinical Practicum in Special Education 1
Total Hours36

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Major Code: 9 88
Concentration Code: ABAN