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Post-Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Master of Science in Special Education: Severe Disabilities, Applied Behavior Analysis
Students enrolled in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs receive preparation in the evidence-based practice of ABA to meet the needs of a growing population of students with behavioral challenges.
The program focuses on applying the science and methodology of ABA to educational settings. Participants learn how to develop, deliver, and evaluate effective teaching practices, as well as to identify specific strategies and resources teachers can use to better serve students.
The program also provides the option to enroll in four elective practicum courses that are designed meet BCBA Fieldwork Requirements outlined by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). The practicum provides supervised real-world experiences in the application of behavior-analytic services in educational settings and includes both individual and group supervision.
The Johns Hopkins School of Education is one of the only Maryland universities offering the ABA certificate, and it is a valuable career credential for teachers, educators, or administrators. The pass rate for first-time Johns Hopkins School of Education graduates on the Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination greatly exceeds the national rate.
The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
Note: This program does not offer admission to international students seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa.