Applied Behavior Analysis MSEd
Temple’s Master of Science in Education in Applied Behavior Analysis trains students to apply the principles of learning and behavior to influence behavior change that is significant to society. Students will learn how to systematically change behavior by analyzing related environmental variables and applying interventions based on the principles of behavior science. Behavior analysts have improved a wide range of everyday issues, including enhancing staff performance, improving public safety initiatives, teaching effective parenting skills, treating problem behavior in children, improving general and special education teaching strategies, rehabilitating individuals who abuse substances, and more.
Graduates of the Applied Behavior Analysis MSEd program help fill the growing demand for individuals with applied behavior-analytic training in social service agencies and educational institutions, particularly in service of individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Applied Behavior Analysis graduate degree also prepares educators, clinicians and other helping professionals to understand and implement interventions to address skill deficits and performance issues or problem behavior. You’ll graduate with a diverse set of skills, including the ability to analyze environmental variables affecting behavior, create individualized interventions, and assess the effectiveness of interventions to inform data-based decisions on modification and continuation.
This program fulfills the degree and coursework requirements (PDF) and partially fulfills the supervised experience requirement for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential.
The interdisciplinary Applied Behavior Analysis MSEd program blends courses in education and psychology. Courses are taught by faculty with top academic credentials and experience as practitioners. You’ll complete your coursework on a part- or full-time basis on Temple’s Main Campus in Philadelphia. Some courses are offered at offsite locations.
Classes & Curriculum
Concepts taught in classes include
- assessment of skill deficits and behavior problems,
- principles of learning,
- single subject research methodology and more.
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- Education PhD with a concentration in Special Education
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