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Online Courses in Applied Behavior Analysis

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The special education program at Ohio State offers an Association for Behavior Analysis International verified course sequence as part of the requirements for a master's degree in special education, ABA specialization

Students who have a master's degree in education or psychology may also enroll in any of these courses as a graduate non-degree student. Any of the verified course sequence also may be taken as electives.

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What is a Behavior Analyst? 

Behavior analysts assess environmental influences on behavior, develop individualized intervention plans, implement assessment-based interventions, and use data to make instructional decisions.
 
They use applied behavior analysis (ABA) to employ evidence-based principles that improve social, academic, daily living, vocational and quality of life outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities.

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Courses 

The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. 

Autumn 

  • ESSPED 8200: Basic Behavior Analysis 
  • ESSPED 8861: Single Case Design 
  • ESSPED 8400: Behavioral Interventions in Special Education 

Spring 

  • ESSPED 8300: Behavioral Assessment 
  • ESSPED 8832: Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis 

Summer 

  • ESSPED 8921: Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • ESSPED 8500: Personnel Management and Supervision 
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Career Paths 

The annual demand for certified behavior analysts has increased by 80 percent from 2018 to 2019 and continues to rapidly increase, according to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. 

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Certified behavior analyst in school districts, hospitals, and home- and center-based private practices and organizations
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Certification Requirements 

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Prerequisites

BCBA-Supervised field experience 

Master’s degree in education or psychology 

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Minimum Program hours

21

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