The Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Education Program with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis is a joint program between the College of Education and the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts.
The program seeks to enable students to work proficiently with the coherent system of concepts and principles of behavior analysis, preparing them for professional careers as education professionals in a variety of environments. The core principles and techniques of applied behavior analysis are broadly applicable; hence, the interdisciplinary character of this program. The program provides competencies for diverse types of work, such as programming for people with disabilities, devising arrangements for more effective instruction and classroom management, teaching strategies for effective behavior management in home settings, and designing and improving performance, productivity, and safety in organizations.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Students who have completed the Master’s program in ABA may become Board Certified Behavior Analysts. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board requires 18 credit hours of approved coursework, in addition to supervised experience, in order to qualify for the examination. The examination may also be taken by people who have graduate degrees in areas relevant to education and psychology and who take Temple’s six-course sequence. For more information on the examination, students should contact the Behavior Analyst Certification Board at www.bacb.com.
Temple’s ABA program has had its ABA courses pre-approved for students who wish to take the examination. Pre-approved courses are listed under Required Courses below.