M.S. in Human Development (w/ BCBA coursework and practicum) HA2

(as of 07/26/2012)

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 42 credits of which 9 are field experiences. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed program plan for M.S. in Human Development (w/ BCBA coursework and practicum) HA2

Entry Level Courses   

Up to 10 credits in graduate-level coursework in education or related fields may be transferred in prior to matriculating into the Master’s degree program if approved by the faculty advisor. These transfer credits can fulfill an elective requirement or be a direct substitution of a required course. Required courses that are part of accreditation assessments cannot be substituted.

Masters' Core   
EDE455 Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis
ED429 Theories of Human Development
ED419 Life Course Studies

Specialization Courses   
EDU455 Policy and Practice in Developmental Differences
ED457 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics and Educational Issues
EDU466 Problem Identification and Intervention in Counseling I
ED453 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
ED458 Methods and Applications in Applied Behavior Analysis
EDE454 Assessment and Treatment of Challenging Behaviors
EDE456 Ethical and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysts
EDE457 Staff Training and Performance Management


Complete supervised practicum experiences in applied behavior analysis for a total of at least 1,000 hours by registering for EDF 453 for a total of 9 credits over multiple semesters:
EDF453 Practicum in Applied Behavioral Analysis
EDF453 Practicum in Applied Behavioral Analysis
EDF453 Practicum in Applied Behavioral Analysis


This sequence of courses and internships has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as meeting their coursework and practicum requirements for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification. However, students seeking this certification need to apply directly to the Board after having passed the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination® and having completed this Master's degree.

Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Master's Essay or Thesis
  • NYS-approved Workshop on Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse