MEd Foundations in Behavior Analysis

April 09, 2021
May 10, 2021
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Waived Application Fee Summer Semester 2021Our online Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis program is focused on providing students with the core skills to serve individuals with behavioral and learning challenges across multiple settings including clinics, schools, residential facilities, and in-home.  Behavioral analysis relies upon the best available scientific knowledge to describe, understand, predict, and change behavior.

This online master’s degree in Behavior Analysis program provides students with strategies to support the needs and increase the level of independent functioning of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  Students learn to guide and teach individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, anxiety, mood disorders, eating and feeding disorders, and substance abuse.  These same approaches are also used for goals such as increasing student accuracy on academic tasks, managing children’s behavior at home, and increasing work productivity.

Our MEd Behavior Analysis program provides the specific coursework required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and prepares you for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam when supervision requirements are also met.

The University of Cincinnati, a premier research and higher learning institution, ranks in the top tier of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, and is fully accredited through the Higher Learning Commission.

What is Behavior Analysis?

Behavior Analysis, also known as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), is the scientific study of the principles of learning and behavior. BA changes the environment in order to change the behavior.

Behavior analysis focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, domestic capabilities, punctuality, and job competence. Behavior Analysis is effective for children and adults with psychological disorders in a variety of settings, including schools, workplaces, homes, and clinics. It has also been shown that consistent ABA can significantly improve behaviors and skills and decrease the need for special services.

At times, responding to difficult and challenging behavior can be a struggle for both teachers and parents, especially when the triggers are unique to each child. To learn more, view our informative Supporting Kids with Challenging Behavior information packet.

Our guide to Addressing Diversity for Behavior Analysts will help behavior analysts more deeply understand how to provide culturally competent care.

Emotional and behavior disorders (EBD) is an umbrella term encompassing multiple disorders wherein a child’s affect or behavior are atypical.  Learn more with our  Emotional Behavioral Disorders in Classroom information packet.




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Our online behavior analysis program will teach and further develop skills that prepare you to effectively work within the growing field of behavioral analysis. You will learn to provide the most effective outcomes for those with whom you will work across in a variety of settings.  Core areas of focus in the program include behavior research methodology and data-based decision making, application of ethical standards in clinical decision-making, functional behavioral assessment and analysis, intervention design and implementation, and responsive treatment approaches. The Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) verified the course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination.


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Behavior Analysis Career Paths
Guide and teach individuals diagnosed with autism, learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, anxiety, mood disorders, eating and feeding disorders, and substance abuse.
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