Master of Science in Education - Special Education - Applied Behavior Analysis

General

Program Description

The online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) concentration in the Master of Science in Education - Special Education helps professionals develop a deeper understanding of diverse behavioral health needs. Through a BACB-approved curriculum, students gain the skills to develop, implement, and evaluate quality techniques that bring about positive behavioral change in people with special needs. Students in this innovative and 100% online program will examine the principles of learning and behavior, and understand how to purposefully apply these principles in environments such as schools, hospitals, mental health settings, as well as in business.

Application of Behavior Analysis

Behavior Analysis is an important strategy used to treat a variety of behavioral challenges related to addiction, anxiety, mental health, diet, pre-school behavior, developmental disabilities, juvenile delinquency, and learning disorders. Ever increasing numbers of students on the Autism Spectrum as well as those with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders warrant the development of skills in ABA as well as certified practitioners. Add to your current professional knowledge with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and learn to use data-driven methodologies to more effectively analyze and guide positive change in human behavior.

Advance Your Career With Applied Behavior Analysis

Grow personally and professionally as you explore the unique opportunities available for educating and serving the needs of individuals facing cognitive, emotional, or behavioral challenges. Demand is high for people with a behavior analyst master’s degree for employment in regular and special educational settings, health care, criminal justice, substance abuse treatment, fitness centers, research facilities, and organizational settings.

Professionals who can benefit from this evidence-based program include:

  • teachers
  • behavioral specialists
  • mobile therapists
  • educational consultants
  • speech-language pathologists
  • school counselors
  • special education teachers
  • paraprofessional support staff
  • social workers
  • psychologists
  • medical professionals
  • human resource specialists
Last updated Apr 2019

About the School

Saint Joseph’s University is a comprehensive, regionally accredited university. Our national rankings and AACSB accreditation in the Haub School indicate the high quality of our undergraduate, graduat ... Read More

Saint Joseph’s University is a comprehensive, regionally accredited university. Our national rankings and AACSB accreditation in the Haub School indicate the high quality of our undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs both online and on campus. Guided by a faculty committed to both teaching and scholarship, students develop intellectually, spiritually and emotionally through a unique curriculum, and advanced study in a chosen discipline. Read less